Over 130 British MPs have sent a letter to the Foreign Minister urging for an arms embargo on Israel, citing Israel’s non-compliance with the UN

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AhlulBayt News Agency: Parliamentary pressure is building on the UK government to ban arms sales to apartheid “Israel”, amid signs that the “Israeli” entity intends to ignore the UN security council resolution passed this week calling on all sides to commit to a ceasefire.

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A letter signed by more than 130 parliamentarians to the foreign secretary, David Cameron, highlights action taken by other countries, most recently Canada, which last week announced it would halt all arms exports to “Israel”.

The letter, coordinated by the Labour MP Zarah Sultana, was signed by 107 MPs and 27 peers including the former Labour Middle East minister Peter Hain, the Scottish National party’s Westminster leader, Stephen Flynn, the former shadow minister Jess Phillips, the former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the Conservative peer Nosheena Mobarik.

Other signatories include the former Foreign Office permanent secretary John Kerr and the former Labour minister Tessa Blackstone. A total of 46 Labour MPs have backed the call and almost the entire SNP parliamentary party.

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