Wednesday 8 September 2010
Petition presented to the House but not read on the Floor
Blockade of Gaza
The Petition of residents of Trowbridge, and others,
Declares that the Israeli Army attacked a convoy of ships destined to deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza; further declares that the six boats included over 600 peace activists from over 50 nations and 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid; notes that, in the aftermath of the attack, nine internationalists died and at least 20 were wounded; further declares that the humanitarian workers and peace activists were attempting to deliver assistance to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians; and further declares that the petitioners believe that this attack on civilians in international water attests to Israel’s continued occupation of Gaza and that it is evidence of Israel’s lack of commitment to a peaceful and viable solution for the Palestinian people.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to condemn Israel’s blockade of Gaza, to withhold all military financing of Israel, and to stop all trade until Israel shows a commitment to non-violence and peace.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.