New Zealand Greens' Notice of Motion on Gaza

Motion without Notice - 31st July, 2014

Motion by MP Kennedy Graham

Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM: I seek leave to move a motion without notice or debate on the Israeli bombing of a UN school in Gaza.

Mr SPEAKER: Leave is sought for that course of action. Is there any objection? There is none.

Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM: I move, That this House note the comment of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regarding the latest shelling of a school in Gaza: "Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children. ... I want to make it clear that the precise location of this Jabalia Elementary Girls School had been communicated to the Israeli military authorities 17 times—as recently as last night, just a few hours before the attack. They were aware of the coordinates and exact locations where these people are being sheltered.", and that this House condemn Israel's action and call for an immediate ceasefire to prevent the loss of further innocent life.

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand