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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 8504, tabled on 4 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will estimate the number of Palestinian civilians killed by the Israeli military shooting into Gaza since August 2014; and what steps his Department is taking to prevent such fatalities.

Answered on

11 September 2015

According to figures from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, there have been 2 Palestinian civilian fatalities in Gaza since August 2014 as a result of actions by Israeli forces. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv have raised our concerns over the Israel Defence Force’s use of live fire in Gaza with the Israeli Government. We are also continuing to urge the parties to prioritise progress towards reaching a durable solution for Gaza.