Early day motion 60

EVICTION OF PALESTINIAN BEDOUIN COMMUNITIES FROM ISRAELI-OCCUPIED WEST BANK

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Total number of signatures: 74

Abbott, Diane Anderson, David Blackman-Woods, Roberta Boswell, Phil
Bottomley, Peter Brown, Alan Burgon, Richard Cadbury, Ruth
Campbell, Ronnie Champion, Sarah Corbyn, Jeremy Crausby, David
Cryer, John Cunningham, Jim Day, Martyn Debbonaire, Thangam
Dowd, Jim Duncan, Alan Durkan, Mark Edwards, Jonathan
Fitzpatrick, Jim Flello, Robert Flynn, Paul Foxcroft, Vicky
Gibson, Patricia Glindon, Mary Godsiff, Roger Hendrick, Mark
Hoey, Kate Hollern, Kate Hopkins, Kelvin Hussain, Imran
Kerr, Calum Kinnock, Stephen Lamb, Norman Lavery, Ian
Law, Chris Long Bailey, Rebecca Lucas, Caroline MacNeil, Angus
Mactaggart, Fiona Marsden, Gordon Maskell, Rachael Mathias, Tania
McDonald, Andy McDonnell, Alasdair McDonnell, John McGarry, Natalie
McInnes, Liz Meale, Alan Monaghan, Carol Morris, Grahame M
Mulholland, Greg Newlands, Gavin O'Hara, Brendan Qureshi, Yasmin
Rayner, Angela Ritchie, Margaret Salmond, Alex Saville Roberts, Liz
Sharma, Virendra Sheppard, Tommy Sherriff, Paula Stephens, Christopher
Stevens, Jo Streeting, Wes Thewliss, Alison Vaz, Valerie
West, Catherine Whitford, Philippa Williams, Hywel Williams, Mark
Wishart, Pete Zeichner, Daniel

That this House notes with deep concern that, despite being a clear and egregious violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, Israel advanced a 'relocation plan' that will see 7,000 Palestinian Bedouins and herders, 60 per cent of them children, who currently reside in 46 small residential areas, forcibly transferred and their homes demolished; further notes that, according to the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, most families have pending home demolition orders, 85 per cent of which lack connection to electricity and water, and that two-thirds of Palestinian communities have experienced extreme settler violence creating a coercive environment that functions as push factors; affirms Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and the International Committee of the Red Cross's legal interpretation, that mass forcible transfer and forced evictions of protected peoples in occupied territory is prohibited under international humanitarian law and human rights law; reminds the Government of its obligations to ensure that Israel, as an occupying power, abides by its legal obligation to protect the civilian population in the occupied territory and administer it for their benefit; believes that these plans will undermine Palestinian presence in the area, further disconnect Palestinian Jerusalem from the West Bank and disrupt the territorial contiguity of the occupied territory; urges the Government to condemn Israel's actions and policy as flagrant violations of international law; calls for urgent action to be taken to oppose these policies; and further calls on the Government to pressure the State of Israel to immediately scrap the outrageous relocation plans.