The "racist apartheid" state of Israel should face an economic and cultural boycott until it withdraws to pre-1967 borders and senior political and military personnel are tried for war crimes, according to a motion put before the Scottish Green conference.

The motion, by South of Scotland Holyrood candidate Eurig Scandrett, calls for Palestinian resistance leaders Hamas to be removed from lists of designated terrorist organisations.

The Scottish Greens are one of Scotland's fastest growing political parties, swelling from 1,200 to more than 9,000 following the Scottish independence referendum in which they campaigned for a Yes vote.

It hopes to surpass its previous electoral peak of seven MSPs next year, and once again be in a position to influence Scottish Government policy as it did under the first SNP minority-led parliament.

The motion accuses Israel of "systematic infringements of international law" and of perpetuating "the racist ideology of modern day Zionism".

It says Isreal was created through "colonisation and ethnic cleansing", turning what was once "a safe home for many Jews who survived the Nazi holocaust" into a state which claims to be "the home of all Jews in which non Jews have inferior rights (which) constitutes apartheid and is unacceptable".

It calls for Palestinian self-determination by those who "have a legitimate stake in the future of Palestine" - including "the residents of the current West Bank, Gaza, Israel, refugees and the Palestinian diaspora but not including Jewish citizens of other countries".

It states: "Israel is in violation of over 60 UN resolutions and its occupation policies violate several articles of the Fourth Geneva Convention and a range of international human rights and humanitarian laws

"We call for the right of return of Palestinian refugees."

The Israeli security wall "constitutes the most visible implementation of the segregation of Palestinians into controlled areas, which constitutes a policy of apartheid", it states.

"We call for destruction of this wall and for compensation to be paid to those affected by its construction.

"We call on the United Nations and the EU to implement international sanctions against states which refuse to comply with the calls above and also call on the United States government to halt its military and financial support to Israel unless it enters the dialogue called for above," it states.

"We condemn Zionism as a racist ideology based on Jewish supremacy in Palestine, as well as the related ideology of Christian Zionism.

"We oppose Green Zionism, the ideology of Green parties in Israel, which is an attempt to fuse Green values with Zionism.

"We condemn companies and public bodies in Scotland that participate in the arms trade with Israel and call on them to terminate all such contracts;

"We call for the removal of Hamas from the designation as a terrorist organisation, and seek to work with all parties who can contribute to the end of the

occupation of Palestine by non-military means.

"We call on all senior political and military personnel who have been named in the execution of war crimes and crimes against humanity, to be pursued and to stand trial in the International Criminal Court.

"The Scottish Green Party will support the Palestinians' call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel, including a boycott of Israeli goods and services and an academic and cultural boycott, until Israel fulfils its obligations under international law by withdrawing to pre-1967 borders; withdrawing from East Jerusalem, Golan Heights and other lands seized in 1967; withdrawing from and depopulating Israeli colonies in the West Bank; dismantling the separation wall; ending the siege of Gaza; Granting the right of refugees from 1948, 1967 and all other expulsions, and their descendants, to return to their homes as required by UN resolution 194; Affording equal rights to all citizens within Israel, irrespective of religion or ethnicity, and especially granting full rights to Palestinian citizens of Israel."

"The Scottish Green Party will press for EU legislation to prohibit the import into the EU of products from Israeli settlements in the West Bank."