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Israel: Palestinians

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL1180, tabled on 7 July 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning the recent report that private land intended to be used for buffer zones is being used for Israeli land reserves and settlement agriculture.

Answered on

15 July 2015

While we have not raised the specific report referred to, the British Government has repeatedly condemned settlement announcements, and we will continue to call on the Israeli authorities to cease all settlement building as required under international law.

Our Ambassador in Tel Aviv raised the issue of settlements with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on 16 June, and again with the Israeli Cabinet Secretary and National Security Advisor on the 21 June.