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West Bank: Arson

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL2200, tabled on 14 September 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what contact, if any, Ministers and diplomats have had with the Dawabsha family following the death of three members of that family in an arson attack in Duma village in July.

Answered on

24 September 2015

Our Consul-General in Jerusalem visited the village of Duma on 4 August to express our condolences to the relatives of the Dawabsha family and the local community. On 31 July, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), issued a press statement strongly condemning the attack. We have called on the Israeli authorities to ensure that those responsible for this crime are brought swiftly to justice.