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Israel: Palestinians

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 6260, tabled on 8 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent support her Department has provided to the residents of Susiya in the West Bank.

Answered on

13 July 2015

The UK is funding the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to provide free legal support to Palestinian communities threatened with forced eviction, demolition and displacement and is also providing £1.1 million of technical assistance to support Palestinian villages at risk of demolition action to meet the requirements of the Israeli planning system. The UK raises concerns about demolitions and displacement with the Government of Israel on a regular basis and at the highest levels. On 8 June, envoys from all 28 European Union Member States including the British Consul General to Jerusalem visited the Bedouin community at Susiya. The delegation’s visit was to emphasise their continuing support for the community and their opposition to demolitions in general.

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