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Mohammad Faisal Abu Sakha

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL5418, tabled on 25 January 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the detention of Mohammad Faisal Abu Sakha.

Answered on

4 February 2016

The Government has not raised Mr Abu Sakha’s particular case with the Israeli authorities. However, we remain concerned about Israel’s extensive use of administrative detention which, according to international law, should be used only when security makes this absolutely necessary rather than as routine practice, and as a preventive rather than a punitive measure. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv raised the issue most recently on 3 November 2015 with Israeli officials from the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the Deputy Attorney General.