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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 202068, tabled on 24 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the briefing notes issued by the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights dated 20 June 2014, on the legislative amendment before the Israeli Knesset relating to force-feeding and medical treatment of prisoners on hunger strike, what steps he is taking to ensure that international human rights and international humanitarian law human rights are upheld by all parties.

Answered on

1 July 2014

Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv met with an official from the Israeli Prime Minister's office on 17 June and expressed our concern over the bill. We are continuing to monitor developments.