Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the NEU, said: 

“The NEU as members of the TUC, ITUC and Education International have grave concerns about the humanitarian and human rights crises experienced by the Palestinian people. We support the call for a just and lasting peace between Palestine and Israel that is consistent with international law and respects equality and human rights.

“The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recently described the state of Palestinian human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory as “disastrous”, stating that children continue to disproportionately suffer the consequences of military escalation and deprivation. We agree. 

“World leaders must recognise this reality and bring to bear the human rights approach needed to end it.  

“International solidarity is a vital value for the trade union movement and this resolution reaffirms solidarity with the Palestinian people.”