Alba Party Leadership restate their call for de-escalation and ceasefire in Israel and Palestine

Alba Party’s Leadership Team have welcomed their party conference’s support for a peace drive in the Middle East.

Party leader Alex Salmond, Depute leader Kenny MacAskill MP, Holyrood leader Ash Regan MSP and Westminster leader Neale Hanvey MP have called for an immediate ceasefire and an end to the killing of all innocents in the Middle East.

In a joint statement, Alba Party’s leadership said:

“Alba Party believe that the perpetrators of terrorist atrocities against innocent civilians must be condemned without caveat and prosecuted as criminals but that such terror cannot justify a disproportionate military response which is resulting in the indiscriminate death of more innocent civilians.

“The Alba Party leadership associate ourselves with the comments of President Higgins of Ireland in seeking an immediate ceasefire, justice for the Palestinian people and the provisioning and safe evacuation of Israeli hostages and civilians from a war zone.

“The international community must now dedicate all possible influence to urge Israel and Palestine to choose the path of de-escalation and ceasefire.

“In the immediate term we need to secure a ceasefire so that we ensure that the killing stops. Following which it is time for those in the world whom wield influence to bring to bear long standing United Nations resolutions and to redirect resources dedicated to weapons of war to resourcing the fountains of a path to peace.”

The Alba Party membership agreed the following resolution at their recent party conference in Glasgow:

This Conference demands an immediate ceasefire and an end to the killing of all innocents in the Middle East. Conference believes that those from Hamas who have committed terrorist atrocities against Israelis should be hunted down and prosecuted as criminals but that such terror does not justify a disproportionate and illegal military response by the government of Israel. Conference supports the wise counsel of President Higgins of Ireland to seek both an immediate ceasefire, justice for the Palestinian people and the provisioning and safe evacuation of Israeli hostages and civilians from a war zone.

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