Two important petitions to Gordon Brown are on the official government ‘Number 10’ website.
“We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to do everything in his power to impose an arms embargo on Israel in light of the recent Israeli offensive in the Gaza strip and to apply pressure on countries supplying Israel with arms that breach international agreements with the intention of restoring lasting peace to the region.”
“We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Introduce sanctions against Israel.
Israeli must be punished for its failure to adhere to the Geneva convention concerning the collective punishment of the citizens of Gaza. Israeli tactics are cruel, malicious and demonstrate that Israel is not interested in the peace process or a Palestinian State. They are creating the ideal breeding ground for extremism, sabotaging peace efforts and squandering the good will they have been given.”
Both of these petitions are entitled to an official government response. They are currently the third and fourth biggest open petitions on the site…
Petitions’ deadline is 27th January.