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10 MPs signal movement welcoming South Africa’s genocide case in opposition to Israel

10 MPs have signed an Early Day Movement in parliament welcoming South Africa’s case on the Worldwide Court docket of Justice (ICJ) on the Hague which alleges that Israel is committing genocide in opposition to Palestinians in Gaza.

The motion comes as Israel’s bombardment of Gaza continues. Over 24,000 folks have been killed by Israel’s army motion because the Hamas assaults on October 7.

The Early Day Movement has been tabled by Plaid Cymru MP Hywel Williams. Different MPs to have backed the movement are Labour MP John McDonnell and Inexperienced Celebration MP Caroline Lucas.

In addition to welcoming South Africa’s case, the movement requires an instantaneous ceasefire and the discharge of each Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners.

The movement reads: “That this Home recognises the persevering with violence in Gaza which has resulted in over 23,000 deaths; welcomes South Africa’s request for provisional measures by the Worldwide Court docket of Justice to forestall acts of genocide; urges the Authorities to fastidiously think about the applying because it upholds its obligation to forestall genocide underneath the 1948 Genocide Conference and actively keep away from complicity; continues to help these within the UK calling for an instantaneous ceasefire, the discharge of Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners and an finish to the siege; and calls upon Israel to watch any ensuing binding provisional measures aimed toward defending the human rights of Palestinians, together with the cessation of hearth.”

The total listing of signatories is as follows:

  • Hywel Williams – Plaid Cymru
  • Liz Saville Roberts – Plaid Cymru
  • Ben Lake – Plaid Cymru
  • Philippa Whitford – SNP
  • Claire Hanna – SDLP
  • Caroline Lucas – Inexperienced
  • Colum Eastwood – SDLP
  • Alison Thewliss – SNP
  • John McDonnell – Labour
  • Jonathan Edwards – Impartial

The Early Day Movement was tabled on January 11, and it’s probably that extra MPs will add their title to it within the coming days.

Two days of hearings on South Africa’s case have been heard on the ICJ on 11 and 12 January. A ruling is predicted inside the subsequent few weeks.

Chris Jarvis is head of technique and improvement at Left Foot Ahead

Picture credit score: UK Parliament underneath a Creative Commons license

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