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Israel: Palestinians

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL2162, tabled on 10 September 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the viability of a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine following the decision to resume construction of the separation barrier in Beir Ona, near the Cremisan Valley.

Answered on

21 September 2015

The British Government approved the local press statement issued by the EU representatives on 19 August, which reaffirms the EU Member States' opposition to Israel's settlement policy and actions taken in this context, such as building the separation barrier beyond the 1967 line, demolitions and confiscation - including of EU funded projects, evictions, forced transfers including of Bedouins, illegal outposts, settler violence and restrictions of movement and access. On 10 September the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), made clear to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu the UK’s deep concerns over issues which would put in serious jeopardy the prospect of a viable Palestinian state.