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Israel: West Bank

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL2444, tabled on 5 October 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following the stop-work order issued by the Israeli Civil Administration in relation to the construction of a football field in the Muslim village of Wadi Foquin in the Bethlehem district of the West Bank.

Answered on

13 October 2015

While the British Government has not raised this specific case with the Israeli authorities, we frequently lobby the Israeli government on this issue more broadly: we urge them to take steps to enable Palestinian construction, most recently on 17 September with Deputy Head of Israeli Office for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT).