Saturday, 7 July 2018

Brent Council to discuss motion on Gaza inquiry & arms control

Brent Council is to discuss a motion on Gaza at Monday's meeting put forward by the Labour Group:

Full Council – 9 July 2018 Motion selected by the Labour Group 

This council joins international condemnation of the recent killings of 130 Palestinian protestors by Israeli forces – firing live ammunition into crowds of unarmed civilians is illegal and must not be tolerated; any escalation in this long-running dispute is deeply regrettable. 

This council is appalled that more than two thirds of Palestinians are reliant on humanitarian assistance, with limited access to essential amenities such as water and electricity. 

This council supports the right to protest against such awful conditions, against the continuing blockade of Gaza, and occupation of Palestinian land, and in support of a viable two state solution. 

This council calls upon the UK government to encourage the UN Secretary General to renew his call for an independent international inquiry into these killings, and review the sale of arms that could be used in violation of international law. 

Councillor Kieron Gill Brondesbury Park Ward


Scott said...

Glad they've finished with clearing up all the flytip, ensuring the potholes are filled, making sure there is adequate youth provision etc to have the time at a council meeting, we are paying for with our taxes, that they rise each year by approx 3% - to turn itself on how Brent Council can play more of a role on the world stage.

How about Councillor Kieron Gill of Brondesbury Park turn his attention to something as a Labour party member that they can directly influence - like having the war criminals Tony Blair and Jack Straw STILL MEMBERS OF THE LABOUR PARTY - when only the week before last it turned out the last Labour government paid for rendition and torture? !

Anonymous said...

A real Peace initiative founded in the 1970s with both Israeli and Palestinians living together in the same village. Please use this as a guiding principle for Brent Labour's actions.
Community Library volunteer. Best wishes to all.

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