S4M-10617: Current Middle East Conflict

17 Jul 2014

That the Parliament notes with great regret the loss of life following the recently renewed conflict between Israel and Palestine; considers that both sides have genuine concerns for the wellbeing of their citizens in the face of real or perceived aggression on the part of larger nations in the region; believes that it is not helpful for Scotland or other western nations to back either Palestine or Israel and that Scotland and the UK should seek to act as peacemakers without taking sides, and further believes that it is only if all countries that support Palestine or Israel either financially or militarily enter serious negotiations that there can be any hope of lasting peace in the Middle East.