Wales group of Palestine Solidarity Campaign dismayed at abstaining Welsh Government over ceasefire motion

The Wales groups of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign welcome the actions of all the Senedd members who are backing calls for a ceasefire in Gaza.

We are dismayed to learn that the Welsh Government is planning to abstain in the vote on the motion called by Plaid Cymru today (Wednesday). This is despite being called upon by almost 50 organisations in Wales to support a ceasefire, including the Wales TUC yesterday. Hundreds of individual constituents have been contacting their MSs to press the case for a ceasefire. We note those MSs who do not even answer correspondence.

Had a ceasefire been in place yesterday, some 350 people would not have been killed, according to the authorities in Palestine. That is the average killed every day. We urge an immediate ceasefire to stop the bloodshed of innocent civilians. To any MSs unsure of which way to vote, we urge you: Choose life, join the call to stop the bombs.

Wales has a proud history of standing with the oppressed – as the First Minister has said about Ukraine.

Kathy Brooks, Chair of Montgomeryshire PSC, said on behalf of the PSC branches in Wales: “We cannot understand why First Minister Mark Drakeford and his team of ministers are planning to sit on the fence. Men, women and children are dying agonising deaths every day in Gaza at the hands of the Israeli military – and you prepare to stay silent.

“You have the chance to add your voice to the call to stop the bloodshed. We beg you in the name of humanity to stop this slaughter. Mr Drakeford, you are breaking our hearts.”

As South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu said: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have taken the side of the oppressor.”


Senedd motion and statement of opinion

The motion ( being debated in the Senedd on Wednesday, along with the Statement of Opinion (, both call for an immediate ceasefire.

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