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Israel: Housing

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 20319, tabled on 15 December 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will make representations to the Israeli government about the proposed demolition of the Israeli Arab village of Umm-al-hiran.

Answered on

23 December 2015

The Embassy in Tel Aviv has raised the issue of demolition of the villages of Um-il-Hiran and Ateer with the Ministry of Justice and the Arab Affairs Officer at the Prime Minister’s office. The Embassy continues to monitor the situation closely and demonstrates concern by regularly visiting Bedouin communities in the Negev.