Early day motion 739

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FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR PALESTINIAN JOURNALISTS

That this House notes that, on a daily basis, Israeli authorities restrict journalists' movements and there are hundreds of military checkpoints that constrain or forbid journalists' movements; further notes that despite the long standing campaigning by journalists and civil rights organisations, the Israeli authorities continue to reject identiy cards, accreditation and press cards, including the International Federation of Journalists press card, when carried by Palestinian journalists; condemns the continuous attacks by Israeli soldiers on Palestinian news gatherers, in particular photographers and camera crews, the level of attacks has increased during the first half of 2013, in 2012 the attacks involved rubber coated steel bullets, tear grenades and stun grenades; and reaffirms that freedom of movement is a central tenet of independent professional journalism and, in restricting such a right, Israeli authorities are in breach of international covenants and the right to report.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Begg, Anne Labour Party Aberdeen South 19.11.2013
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 18.11.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 20.11.2013
Champion, Sarah Labour Party Rotherham 25.11.2013
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 26.11.2013
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 28.11.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 12.11.2013
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 04.12.2013
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 12.11.2013
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 19.11.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 19.11.2013
Dobson, Frank Labour Party Holborn and St Pancras 09.12.2013
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 04.12.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 12.11.2013
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 20.11.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 25.11.2013
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 19.11.2013
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 27.11.2013
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 19.11.2013
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 27.11.2013
Hood, Jim Labour Party Lanark and Hamilton East 26.11.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 19.11.2013
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 18.11.2013
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 19.11.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 27.11.2013
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 12.11.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 20.11.2013
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 09.12.2013
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 22.11.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 16.12.2013
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 26.11.2013
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 19.11.2013
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 18.11.2013
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 04.12.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 18.11.2013
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 20.11.2013
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 25.11.2013
Teather, Sarah Liberal Democrats Brent Central 12.11.2013
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 21.11.2013
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 12.11.2013
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 25.11.2013
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 19.11.2013
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 03.12.2013