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Take action to prevent expulsion of residents from Masafer Yatta

Submitted by Jessica McGarty on Wednesday 19th October 2022

Published on Monday 24th October 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 24th April 2023

Current Signatures: 786
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Decisive ~ Government ~ israel ~ Israel-Palestine ~ Israeli ~ Palestine ~ Palestinian ~ part ~ Prevent ~ Steps ~ training ~ UK government

Petition Action

Take action to prevent expulsion of residents from Masafer Yatta

Petition Details

The UK Government must take decisive steps to seek to prevent the expulsion of Palestinian communities (totalling more than 1,000 individual residents) from their ancestral lands in Masafer Yatta, occupied Palestinian territories.

Additional Information

A large part of the area has been designated by the Israeli military as Firing Zone 918, an area for the military to train and practise, despite it being almost universally recognised as being occupied territory.

Considering the UK's historical role in the situation in Israel-Palestine today, the UK Government needs to take responsibility and seek to prevent the expulsion of residents from Masafer Yatta.


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