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OP 29-08/09 Marshalled


Item 4: Order Paper 29 08/09 – 20 January 2009

Private Members’ Business - Motions

Motion - Gaza Crisis

That this Assembly condemns the appalling loss of life and scale of injuries among the civilian population in Gaza; calls on those responsible for all attacks involving civilian casualties to cease; calls for humanitarian aid organisations to have the freedom of movement to deliver their aid unhindered to the people of Gaza; and further calls for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza and for the international community to mobilize to secure these objectives.

[Mr J O’Dowd]
[Ms C Ní Chuilín]
[Mr R McCartney]

The Speaker has selected the following amendment(s) for debate:

Amendment 1: Leave out all after ‘Assembly’ and insert:

‘regrets the loss of life amongst the civilian populations in the ongoing conflict in Gaza and Israel; calls on the international community to use every influence to establish a verifiable ceasefire, bringing an end to all attacks on civilians in Gaza and Israel; and urges the restarting of the Middle East peace process, with the aim of delivering peace and security for Israel and an independent, democratic, and viable Palestinian state.’

[Mr D Kennedy]
[Mr T Elliott]