To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they plan to offer to the United Nations Deputy Special Co-ordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, James Rawley, who has called on the government of Israel to end house demolitions immediately.
2 February 2015
The Government has repeatedly made clear to the Israeli authorities our serious concern at the increase in the practice of demolishing Palestinian structures built without permits in Area C of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Palestinians face severe difficulty in securing building permissions for homes and infrastructure in East Jerusalem and Area C under the Israeli planning and permitting regime. We have also set out our deep concern regarding the reintroduction of punitive demolitions.