108 British Parliamentarians demand British Prime Minister act robustly to any Israeli annexation of Occupied Palestinian Territory

Posted by Caabu on 13 Sep 2019

108 British Parliamentarians demand British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson act robustly to any Israeli annexation of Occupied Palestinian Territory. In the letter, sent from the Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group, the Parliamentarians insisted that the British Government andd its partners in Europe should respond robustly to demonstrate that flouting international law will have serious consequences for their relationship with Israel, just as there were consequences for Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014.

On 16 October 2019, a reply to the letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson was received from Andrew Murrison MP, the Foreign Office Minister responsible for the Middle East (the letter can be read in full below). In the letter, Murrison wrote that "the UK has made it clear to the Israeli authorities that we oppose unilateral annexation  of all, or part, of the West Bank. Such a move would be contrary to international law and could not pass unchallenged".

*Since the original letter was published, the following parliamentarians signed: 

Karen Buck MP

Lord Alf Dubs

Rosie Duffield MP

Sharon Hodgson MP

Liz Kendall MP

Kerry McCarthy MP

Anna McMorrin MP

Mel Onn MP

Lucy Powell MP

The total of parliamentarians who have now signed stands at 117.