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Humanitarian ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1719: tabled on 25 October 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House condemns the awful terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas in Israel on the 7th October; notes with utter dismay the scenes of violence in the weeks and days since; further notes with deep concern the devastating situation in Gaza which is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis for its 2.2 million residents and that over 200 Israelis are being held hostage; urges the UK Government to lead international efforts to call for the restoration of essential supplies such as food, water, medicine and electricity to Gaza in line with international law; further urges the UK Government to heed the calls of the World Health Organization, that the forced evacuation of hospitals in Northern Gaza may be a breach of international humanitarian law; affirms that Israel has a right to protect its citizens and target Hamas in line with international law; further affirms that innocent Palestinians must not pay the price for the atrocities of Hamas; accordingly urges the UK Government to lead calls for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire as a pause in hostilities which will facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid into Gaza and provide an opportunity to realise the release of the hostages; further believes that the people of Israel and Palestine have a right to live free from fear; and that accordingly the UK Government must redouble efforts to bring about a lasting peace and a two state solution.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.