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OP 63-09/10


The Assembly to sit at 2pm

1. Prayers

2. Private Members’ Business

Motion - Safe Passage to Gaza for the MV Rachel Corrie

That this Assembly, conscious of the presence of Nobel Laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire on board the MV Rachel Corrie, calls on Israel to conform with international human rights norms and joins with the British and Irish Governments in condemning the disproportionate actions by Israel earlier this week; recognises that every nation has the right to defend itself, but that each nation also has a responsibility to respect and comply with international law; and further calls on Israel to ensure that humanitarian efforts in Gaza are facilitated, that an immediate end to the blockade is effected and that the MV Rachel Corrie is given safe passage to Gaza.

Mr G McHugh
Dr K Deeny

3. Adjournment