The Parliamentary debate on the Proscription of Hezbollah took place on Thursday 25 January in the House of Commons. You can read the full debate here: https://goo.gl/BpPLf4
Thank you if you participated in our campaign with IBA to ban the political as well as the military wing of Hezbollah.
We would also like to thank the brave MPs who spoke out in the debate: Joan Ryan, Mike Gapes, Zac Goldsmith, Graham Stringer, Jack Lopresti, John Spellar, John Woodcock, Matthew Offord, Nick Boles, Tom Tugendhat, Theresa Villiers, Ian Austin, David Jones, Louise Ellman, Sharon Hodgson, and Jim Shannon.
10,000 emails were sent to MPs and the Home Office and it was clear from the tone of the debate that the backbenches of the House of Commons support our position that Hezbollah must be banned in its entirety.
Speech after speech, from Conservative, DUP and Labour MPs condemned the Government’s position and the Minster’s response (which sadly was supported by the Labour Shadow Minister) fell way short of convincing anyone that they had got this right.
MPs have said since the debate that they are determined to make proscription happen.
In addition, MPs focussed on the Al Quds rally, an event that takes place every year in London. MPs piled pressure onto the Minister and he responded by contradicting Police advice that they could take no action against those celebrating terror and using incendiary, antisemitic language. This allows more pressure to be placed on the organisers of this notorious event.
Because of the large number of participants the days of MPs and Government Ministers ignoring support for Israel in the United Kingdom are over.
An immediate and easy follow-up you can do is to sign and share on Facebook, Twitter and email this petition to Parliament calling for the ban on the whole of Hezbollah: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200023