The Methodist Conference (Plymouth 2012) adopted the following motion on Wednesday, 4th July 2012:
7/22 Notice of Motion 202- Christian Aid Parliamentary Briefing
In view of the continued building of illegal Israeli settlements on Occupied land, as well as the repeated condemnation this has received from the UK Government, the Conference:
- notes that these settlements are illegal under Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, as confirmed by the advisory opinion of the Inetrnational Court of Justice;
- joins with the Quakers in Britain in welcoming the June 2012 Parliamentary Briefing of Christian Aid which calls on the Government to introduce legislation to end the trade in products from illegal Israeli settlement;
- continues to work and pray for peace and justice for all the peoples of the Holy Land.
(Wording taken from the Methodist Conference, Plymouth 2012, Daily Record No 7, Representative Session, Wednesday, 4th July 2012)
For a copy of the Methodist Conference Report ‘Justice for Palestine and Israel’ (2010 Conference), please click here.