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Call for Ceasefire, and Call to British Government for Evenhandedness

22 July 2006

Join the signatories to the statement first published on 22 July 2006 in The Times newspaper.

This statement was first published in The Times, on Saturday 22nd July 2006. If you would like to add your name to the signatories, please email with your full name and city and country of residence.

ýWe, the undersigned, call for an immediate halt to the Israeli governmentÝs war on the Lebanese and Palestinian people. The British government must be even handed in its calls for prisoner releases, and call for negotiations for the release of all Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners as well as the captured Israeli soldiers. Further the
British government needs to condemn the killing of all civilians in this conflict equally and to condemn without reservation the disproportionate use of force by Israeli forces.
The targeting of civilian infrastructure in both Lebanon and Gaza is a form of collective
punishment that clearly violates international law. For the British government to brush aside any criticism of Israeli actions is an affront to the intelligence and dignity of all those who are watching this catastrophe unfold, as well as all those whose lives have been so brutally lost.ţ

1990 Trust
Muslim Association of Britain
Andrew Murray, Chair, Stop the War Coalition
Ann Cryer MP
Amir Sultan, Barrister
Ashok Viswanathan Operation Black Vote
Dr Adnan Siddiqui, Stop Political terror
Asad Rehman
Clare Short MP
David Gottlieb, Barrister, Thomas Moore
Diana Neslen
Dr Ilan Pappe, Israeli Committee Against the
Dr John E. Richardson, Dept of Social Sciences,
Loughborough University
Federation of Student Islamic Societies in UK
and Ireland (FOSIS)
Frank Cook MP
Frank Dobson MP
George Galloway MP
Ian Gibson MP
Ilan Pappe, on behalf of the Israeli against war
Ibrahim Hewitt
Inbar Rance, London
Innovative Minds
Iqbal Siddiqui, Editor, Crescent International
Ismail Adam Patel, Chair, Friends of al-Aqsa
Islamic Centre of England
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Jews Against Zionism
John Austin MP
John Rose, London
Arun Kundnani, London
Lebanese Welfare Community
Lee Jasper, National Black Alliance
Les Levidow, Jews Against Zionism
Lindsey German, Convenor, Stop the War Coalition
Lord Rea
Lord Nazir Ahmed
Louise Christian, Solicitor
Majed al-Zeer, Director, Palestine Return Centre
Massoud Shadjareh, Chair, Islamic Human Rights Commission
Mike Marqusee, Author, London
Muslim Council of Britain
Muddassar Arani, Solicitor
Osama Daneshyar, Barrister, Equity Chambers
Palestine Internationalist
Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Muslim Directory, UK
Muslim Health Network, UK
Muslim Line, UK
Paul Mackney, University College Union Joint
General Secretary
Professor Alex Callinicos
Revd Fr Frank Gelli, Arkadash Network &
Christians against Crusaders
Rosalyn Chowdhury, Chance Hunter Solicitors, Manchester, UK
Revd Stephen Sizer
Roland Rance, London
Ruhul Taradfur, Bangla 2000
Simon Wolley, Black Londoners Forum
Tony Benn
Tony Greenstein, Secretary of Brighton & Hove
TUC Unemployed Workers Centre
Vanessa Redgrave
Arab Media Watch
Yvonne Ridley, Political Editor, Islam Channel
Dr Jaafar El-Murad, Westminster University, UK
Reverevd Lesley Mathias, Northampton, UK
Ishaq Dadhiwala, Leicester, UK
Tehsin Mukadam, Business Man, Mumbai, INDIA
Shaheen Mahmood, London, UK
Basem Khader, Chappaqua, New York, USA
Abrar hussain, Windsor, UK
Raza Jessa, Watford, UK
Mehdi Fazal, St Albans, UK
Shamaila Hussain, Leyton, London, UK
Sibtain Versi, Portsmouth, UK
Khalilah Khan, Coventry, UK
Abdualaziz Albrithen, Liverpool, UK
Sajjad Govani, Watford, UK
Syed Rashidul Islam, Southampton, UK
Abdul Monim Khan, Coventry City Circle, UK
Pirasteh Gourang, London, UK
Mohamed Raza Dewji, London, UK
Shazia Ismail, UK
Suada Ahmad, Teacher, Leicester, UK
Femida Vanat, London, UK
Imtiazali Hasham, London, UK
Ali Master, Leicester, UK
Honufa Begum, Coventry, UK
Aliakber Kassam, Dar-es-salaam, TANZANIA
Abdul Afghan, Director, Curtis Reed Associates
Dr Suhail Hussain, Watford, UK
Mashfiqul Alam, Haringey, London, UK
Muhsin Kilby, London, UK
Nora Abdul-Majid, London, UK
Ayesha Athar, Hayes, UK
Irfan Raja, London, UK
Humma Sharif, Bedfordshire, UK
Wendy Scott, Leicester, UK
Muhammed Mirza, Optometrist, London, UK
Mubeen Azam, University of Exeter, UK
T. Lea, Birmingham, UK
Misbah Ali, High Wycombe, UK
Mohammad Surur Ali, Institute of Information Technology, Lucknow, INDIA
Ishrat Shah, Bradford, UK
Dr Salim Janmohamed, London, UK
Shanaz Hassan, Wimbledon, UK
Khadijah Knight, London, UK
Asraa Almoosawi, London, UK
Nisar El Deen, Airline Captain, North Wembly, UK
Rashida Deen, Beauty Therapist, North Wembly, UK
Samia Wahida Mazid, London, UK
Dr Shazad Amin, Manchester, UK
Tahir Iqbal, Coventry, UK
Dr.Zia Hussain MBBS DCH, South oxhey, Herts, UK
Mohamad Nasrin Nasir, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Shireen Muqtadir, Luton, England, UK
Mumin Muqtadir, Luton, England, UK
Shanaz Muqtadir, Luton, England, UK
Abdul Muqtadir, Luton, England, UK
Mohammed Muqtadir , Luton, England, UK
Nadim Ali, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Khuzema Hussain, London, UK
Nourallah Chakroun, Exeter, UK
Kamrul Hoque, Coventry, UK
Riaz Kermally, London, UK
Nadeem Amin, South London, UK
Andrea Sokolova, Czech Republic
Akhtar Shah, London, UK
Asma Shariff, London, UK
Mrs N Elatar, London, UK
Mirza Ahmad, MBA LLM Barrister, Sutton Coldfield, UK
Mohammed Alidina, London, UK
Madenia Riyadh, London, UK
Zagham Abbas, Woking, UK
Hasnain Abdulhussein, London, UK
Tahir Begg, Chartered Certified Accountants, London, UK
Azizah Abdullah, Rustburg, Virginia, USA
Faiza Shahzadi-Sohail, Coventry, UK
Dr Nadya Rahman, London, UK
Dr Nadya Rahman, London, UK
Nadia Rafiq, Bedfordshire, UK
Mohammed Ali Khan, Windlesham, UK
Zarina Bhatia, Birmingham, UK
Shazia Anwar, Birmingham , UK
Yasmine Noureddin, Toronto, Canada
Haseeb Ahmed, Birmingham, UK

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