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Palestinian Community of Jayyous

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 27 February 2008

I beg leave to present a petition on behalf of Ms Cate Mowat, members of the Antonine Friendship Link, and others. It states:

The Humble Petition of Ms Cate Mowat and others of like disposition,


That families within the Palestinian community of Jayyous are being forced off their agricultural land due to a lack of water from wells. Five of the groundwater wells which they previously had access to, are now situated beyond the new Israeli wall. The Israeli authorities are refusing permits to drill new wells on Jayyous land.

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House shall urge the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to consider the plight of the community within Jayyous and to pressurise the Israeli authorities to allow new wells to be drilled on their land.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.