Beginning in July, the brand new Israeli authorities has mentioned that it intends to illegally annex massive swathes of Palestinian land within the West Financial institution, which was militarily occupied in 1967. This is able to be the fruits of years of appropriation of land by the compelled displacement of Palestinians and the unlawful settlement of the West Financial institution and annexation of East Jerusalem. By annexing the West Financial institution, Israel can be taking on occupied Palestinian territory and making it an integral a part of the Israeli state.
Palestinian civil society has made a worldwide name for “efficient measures” to be taken to cease this annexation occurring. For the UK, this implies we must always by now, on the very least, be adhering to an moral coverage on all commerce with Israel, with a specific deal with making use of worldwide legislation on settlements within the occupied Palestinian territories. We additionally want to finish the UK’s arms commerce with Israel, which ends up in the violation of the human rights of Palestinians.
Within the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, plenty of organisations and people are cooperating to attempt to answer the decision from Palestine by making annexation a dwell subject and bringing it to the forefront of the present political agenda. Israel’s timetable is to annex land rapidly with President Trump’s help – this implies we can’t wait any longer.
For this reason we’re talking out now, on the 53rd anniversary of Israel finishing the army occupation of the West Financial institution, East Jerusalem and Gaza, calling upon the UK authorities and all UK political events to heed the decision of Palestinian civil society organisations for efficient measures by all states so as to cease Israel’s unlawful annexation.
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Caroline Lucas MP
John McDonnell MP
Tommy Sheppard MP
Andy Slaughter MP
Tessa Blackstone Home of Lords
Christine BlowerHome of Lords
Peter Hain Home of Lords
Jo Grady Normal secretary, UCU
Len McCluskey Normal secretary, Unite the Union
John Phillips Appearing common secretary, GMB
Mark Serwotka Normal secretary, PCS
Mick Whelan Normal secretary, Aslef
Dr Salman Abu Sitta
Prof Kamel Hawwash Chair, Palestine Solidarity Marketing campaign
Prof Karma Nabulsi
Joff Oddie, Ellie Rowsell, Theo Ellis and Joel Amey Members of the band Wolf Alice