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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-01849

Palestinian Human Rights

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Friday, October 29, 2021

Supported by: Sarah Boyack, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, James Dornan, Ross Greer, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Carol Mochan, Alex Rowley, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield

That the Parliament condemns the reported decision of the government of Israel to designate six Palestinian civil society organisations as terrorist organisations; understands that Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have described the move as an “appalling and unjust decision” and as “an attack by the Israeli government on the international human rights movement”; believes that this is a deliberate attempt to silence legitimate human rights organisations that challenge what it sees as the grave human rights abuses of the Israeli government, and calls on the international community to put pressure on the Israeli government to reverse this decision.