Ask your MP to sign EDM 1685: Protecting civilians in Gaza and Israel

*As the new Parliament has now started, this motion has been resumitted as EDM 1: Protecting civilians in Gaza and Israel*

More than 90 Members of Parliament have already added their name to Early Day Motion 1, calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities to protect civilians in Gaza and Israel. 

As well as strongly supporting the humanitarian goals of this EDM and its calls for international law to be upheld, CND also notes that Israel is a nuclear weapons state. It is therefore incumbent on all of us to ensure that the ongoing war on Gaza does not escalate.

CND opposes any course of action which will increase the likelihood of this terrible conflict spilling over into the wider Middle East and beyond. 

The EDM expresses its support for the call from leading humanitarian agencies – including Oxfam, Christian Aid, CAFOD, Medical Aid for Palestinians and Islamic Relief – for immediate action to prevent any more civilian loss of life.  Members of Parliament are calling on the the UK Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary to urgently press all parties to agree to an immediate de-escalation and cessation of hostilities, for the release of the Israeli hostages, an end to the total siege of Gaza and for unfettered access of lifesaving humanitarian aid, for international humanitarian law to be upheld and for civilians to be protected in accordance with those laws.

Please ask your MP to add their name to EDM 1: Protecting civilians in Gaza and Israel