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Big National Lobby for Palestine are you part of it? Join us to lobby your MP

Wednesday 27th November, 2-6pm, Parliament, London

On Wednesday 27th November hundreds of supporters of Palestine will gather together in Parliament to call on MPs to take action for Palestinian human rights and against ethnic cleansing and racism. Make sure you are part of it!

We will be campaigning for Government and Parliament to apply the principles of equality, human rights and international law when it comes to Israel .

We will be calling for:

  • MPs to challenge the ethnic cleansing of 40,000 Palestinian Bedouin from the Naqab(also known as the Negev )
  • A ban on settlement goods
  • Respect for Palestinian prisoners’ rights and a end of the abuse of children in Israeli military custody
  • Urgent action to end the crisis in Gaza , and a complete end to the siege

So far, 41 MPs have been asked for meetings in Parliament from as far afield as Northern Ireland ! Make sure your MP is one of them. At palestinecampaign.org/campaign/lobby you will find all the information you need to get involved.

REPORT OF INQUIRY INTO PALESTINIAN CHILDREN IN ISRAELI MILITARY CUSTODY

An Early Day Motion has been submitted by Richard Burden on the recent report of inquiry into Palestinian Children in Israeli Military custody. The report was conducted by some of the senior UK lawyers. The report finds Israel in contravention of international law relating to the treatment of children. Only one Birmingham Member fo Parliament has so far signed the EDM – You can check whether your MP has signed the EDM by visiting http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2012-13/280,  if not drop him a line by visiting the link http://www.theyworkforyou.com/

That this House welcomes the publication of the report Children in Military Custody published on 26 June 2012 following the independent inquiry by senior UK lawyers into the treatment of Palestinian children under Israeli military law, which has found Israel to be in breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on at least six counts and of the Fourth Geneva Convention on at least two counts; thanks the Rt Hon Sir Stephen Sedley, the Rt Hon the Baroness Patricia Scotland of Asthal QC, Frances Oldham QC, Marianna Hildyard QC, Judy Khan QC, Jayne Harrill, Jude Lanchin, Greg Davies and Marc Mason for their thoroughness; and, in welcoming HM Government support for the inquiry through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, asks the Foreign Secretary to make a statement to the House setting out his proposals for persuading Israel to comply in practice with international law relating to the treatment of children.

To check Members of Parliament who have already signed the EDM – click on the link below

http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2012-13/280