UK petition website: Over 300,000 sign petition in UK for sanctions against Israel

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UK petition website: Over 300,000 sign petition in UK for sanctions against Israel

LONDON - A petition calling on the British government to introduce sanctions against Israel reached over 315,600 signatures on Monday.

The text of the petition reads: “The government should introduce sanctions against Israel, including blocking all trade, and in particular arms.

“Its disproportionate treatment of Palestinians and settlements that are regarded by the international community as illegal are an affront to civilized society.”

The petition was set up on the British government’s own petition website link.

The government responds to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures, and parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate.

The petition calling for sanctions against Israel has surpassed these requirements by some margin, and it is still gaining signatures.

Another petition on the government’s website called on the government to formally recognize the state of Palestine.

The petition, which has over 70,000 signatures, reads: “Recognize the state of Palestine to help stop the conflict from Israel. Not recognizing the Palestinian state allows Israel to continue persecution of the Palestinians.”

The campaigning website change.org has also seen a number of petitions related to Palestine.

One petition on the website titled “Justice for the people of Palestine” has received over 105,900 signatures, and another titled "Free Palestine" more than 64,200 signatures.