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Israeli Killing Of Palestinian Children

EDM number 1784 in 2003-04, proposed by Llew Smith on 21/10/2004.

That this House notes with deep concern the publication in the Israeli newspaper, Ha' on 17th October, under the cruelly ironic headline, 'Killing children is no longer a big deal', the details of the death of more than 30 Palestinian children killed in the first two weeks of operation Days of Penitence in Gaza; further notes that, whereas in the overall count of all the victims of the intifada the ratio is three Palestinians killed for every Israeli killed, when it comes to children the ratio is five to one; that according to the human rights organisation, B'Tselem, even before the current operation in Gaza, 557 Palestinian minors aged below 18 years were killed, compared to 110 Israeli minors, that the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group suggests even higher numbers - 598 Palestinian children aged up to 17 years killed, and that the Red Crescent reports 828 Palestinian childen aged up to 18 years killed; further notes, with horror, The Times newspaper report of 14th October, on the killing of a 13-year-old Palestinian girl, Iman al-Hams, by an Israeli soldier who 'emptied the ammunition clip of his rifle into her head and upper body at close range', puncturing her body with 20 bullets as she walked to school near an Israeli sentry post on the Philadelphi Road in the Tel al-Sultan neighbourhood of Rafah, in Gaza; believes it is astonishing he was subsequently cleared of unethical behaviour; and unconditionally condemns the murder of Palestinian children by Israeli military forces occupying Palestine.

This motion has been signed by a total of 54 MPs.

Llew Smith21/10/2004Blaenau GwentLabourProposed
Kelvin Hopkins25/10/2004Luton NorthLabourSigned
Brian Iddon25/10/2004Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Terry Lewis25/10/2004WorsleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/10/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing25/10/2004Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Desmond Turner26/10/2004Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Harry Cohen26/10/2004Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Martin Caton26/10/2004GowerLabourSigned
Colin Breed26/10/2004South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
George Mudie26/10/2004Leeds EastLabourSigned
Khalid Mahmood26/10/2004Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd26/10/2004Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle26/10/2004ChorleyLabourSigned
Adam Price26/10/2004Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Rob Marris26/10/2004Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara27/10/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt27/10/2004Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
David Hamilton27/10/2004MidlothianLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard27/10/2004WalthamstowLabourSigned
Andrew George27/10/2004St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Cook27/10/2004Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Bill Olner27/10/2004NuneatonLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson27/10/2004Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Clare Short27/10/2004Birmingham, LadywoodLabourSigned
Phil Sawford27/10/2004KetteringLabourSigned
Stephen Pound27/10/2004Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones28/10/2004Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Janet Anderson28/10/2004Rossendale & DarwenLabourSigned
David Drew28/10/2004StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Michael Connarty28/10/2004Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Alice Mahon28/10/2004HalifaxLabourSigned
Valerie Davey28/10/2004Bristol WestLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar01/11/2004Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Marsha Singh01/11/2004Bradford WestLabourSigned
Simon Hughes01/11/2004North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff02/11/2004Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small HeathLabourSigned
Eric Illsley03/11/2004Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
John Lyons03/11/2004Strathkelvin & BearsdenLabourSigned
Julia Drown03/11/2004South SwindonLabourSigned
Debra Shipley04/11/2004StourbridgeLabourSigned
Brian Cotter04/11/2004Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
John Robertson08/11/2004Glasgow, AnnieslandLabourSigned
Betty Williams08/11/2004ConwyLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey08/11/2004West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Sue Doughty09/11/2004GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington09/11/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Barrett09/11/2004Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris McCafferty10/11/2004Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer10/11/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson11/11/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Jim Dowd15/11/2004Lewisham WestLabourSigned
Nigel Jones17/11/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell17/11/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned

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