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Palestine Solidarity in Sport

  • Submitted by: Ross Greer, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party.
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 18 August 2016
  • Motion reference: S5M-01097

That the Parliament notes what it sees as the legitimate expression of solidarity with Palestine at the recent Celtic v Hapoel Beer Sheva match; believes that such expressions of solidarity are valued deeply by oppressed peoples across the world, as, it understands, international reaction to this action has shown; considers that Scotland has a proud history of solidarity with the Palestinian people; notes what it understands is the difficulty that Palestinian footballers face due to arbitrary travel restrictions imposed by Israel as well as the reported attacks on the players by the Israeli security forces, and acknowledges what it considers the historical impact that solidarity through sport has had on struggles for peace and justice.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, James Dornan, Neil Findlay, John Finnie, Patrick Harvie, Clare Haughey, Alison Johnstone, Fulton MacGregor, Ben Macpherson, Ruth Maguire, Ivan McKee, Mark Ruskell, Anas Sarwar, Andy Wightman