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Middle East

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL2828, tabled on 11 November 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Palestinian Authority about recent fatal attacks on the Metro train line running between East and West Jerusalem.

Answered on

20 November 2014

Our Consul-General to Jerusalem has met with advisers to President Abbas and senior officials in the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, where he has discussed the current tensions in Jerusalem including the attacks on the Jerusalem light rail. He has been urging Palestinian leaders to exert their influence to restore calm in Jerusalem, as our embassy in Tel Aviv has also been doing in its contacts with Israeli leaders.