#StopArmingIsrael

UK Government #StopArmingIsrael

The British government must stop funding Israeli war crimes by cancelling its arms export licenses to Israel.

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As  your constituent I would like to  request you support EDM 300, “Israel Arms Trade (Prohibition) Bill”.

As you are aware, since 2014, the United Kingdom has exported over £490 million worth of military hardware and equipment to Israel.

Since 2007, the Israeli military has killed over 4,323 Palestinians in Gaza. This figure includes at least 1,051 children. In addition to this, Israel has destroyed over 12,000 homes, 174 educational facilities, 200 places of worship, 212 Industrial premises and 29 healthcare facilities within the region, in the last fourteen years.

The United Kingdom must ensure that it is not complicit in Israel’s war crimes. With Israel’s continued violation of Human Rights, Geneva Convention, the UK government must prohibit all Arms trade.

The “Israel Arms Trade (Prohibition) Bill” underscores the mood of our nation that is reflected in:

  • On 14 June 2021, over 10,000 constituents requested to meet their MPs as part of an FOA lobby for Palestine  to call for military sanctions against Israel.
  • In May 2021, at least 185,000 letters were sent to parliamentarians to pressure the UK government to hold Israel accountable for repeatedly violating international law.
  • In May 2021, a minimum of 385,000 constituents signed a petition to introduce sanctions against Israel.

The United Kingdom states that it will prevent the exportation of arms to any country that does not adhere to international laws. Specifically when there is a clear risk that the equipment being supplied is used to repress any population.

Israel’s actions contravene the UK government’s criteria for Arms sales. Therefore, I ask you to support the Bill in its Second Reading.

Thank you for your time. I look forward to your support and reply.

Kind Regards

 

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UK Government #StopArmingIsrael

We are calling on the British government to stop funding Israeli war crimes by cancelling its arms export licenses to Israel. UK-made weapons are currently used to oppress Palestinians by using excessive and violent force, making their daily lives unbearable.

 

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FAQ

How much money has UK licenses provided Israel with in arms?

According to figures from the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) the UK arms to Israel export was valued at £119 million between 2013 and 2016.

What do UK military exports / licenses to Israel include?

Military exports to Israel in 2016 included electronic warfare equipment such as missiles, with almost half the total spent was used on military aircraft, missiles, and radars and other control equipment. These controls assist in targeting missiles into Gaza, where on top of these military assaults, there is an ongoing humanitarian crisis.

What is the impact on Palestinians?

These weapons have caused over 39,512 injuries and 2,623 deaths of Palestinians in the last 3 years.  They have also permitted the systematic oppression of the Palestinians in their use by the Israeli military and police forces, who use these weapons violently towards Palestinians at checkpoints, on illegal house raids and in the prison system.