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Israel: Minority Groups

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 20072, tabled on 14 December 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Israeli government on the risk of demolition to recognised and unrecognised Bedouin villages in Israel.

Answered on

22 December 2015

Officials at our Embassy in Tel Aviv are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to demonstrate our concern by regularly visiting the Bedouin communities. Officials have raised the issue of risk of demolition of unrecognised villages of Um-il-Hiran and Ateer with the Ministry of Justice and the Arab Affairs Officer at the Prime Minister’s Office.