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Samir Awad

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL5414, tabled on 25 January 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning the charges brought against those convicted of the killing of Samir Awad.

Answered on

4 February 2016

We have not had any discussions with the Israeli authorities on this specific issue. However, we remain concerned about the high number of criminal investigations into fatal shootings of Palestinians that are closed without indictments. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv regularly meet senior Israeli officials in the Ministry of Justice, Attorney General’s Office, Military Advocate General’s office, State Comptroller, National Security Council and other government bodies to lobby on this issue.