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Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 24 February 2010

The petition was collected by Mrs. Elizabeth Morley of Ceredigion and others, and it is concerning Israeli actions in the Gaza strip.

The petition states:

The Petition of the people of Ceredigion,

Declares that the Government should fulfil its responsibilities as a high contracting party to the 4th Geneva Convention.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to immediately take steps to institute a war crimes investigation in the UK into Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip between 27th December and 18th January 2009, and for the UK prosecuting authorities to search out and prosecute (or extradite for trial elsewhere) all suspected war criminals identified by the investigation; and urges the Government to seek a binding resolution at the UN Security Council to establish an international commission of inquiry into the Gaza attacks and the referral of potential cases to the International Criminal Court.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.