Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has joined over 1,000 over parliamentarians from around Europe in signing a letter opposing the annexation of the West Bank by Israel.
The joint letter is signed by 1,080 parliamentarians from 25 European countries and is addressed to European governments and leaders. Signatories include MPs from all major UK political parties.
The letter expresses “serious concerns” about US President Donald Trump’s plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the imminent prospect of Israeli annexation of West Bank territory.
The letter goes on to urge European governments to pursue a solution to the conflict that meets “the legitimate aspirations and security needs” and guarantees “equal rights of both Israelis and Palestinians”.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Plans to annexe parts of the occupied West Bank undermine the viability of a two-state solution, which remains the best way of ensuring a peaceful and prosperous future for both Israelis and Palestinians.
“Such moves would also have a destabilising effect both regionally and globally, and undermine the international rules-based order, which is so important in keeping us all safe.
“This is why I thought that it was important to sign this letter. I hope that leaders across Europe listen to these concerns and take coordinated diplomatic action.”