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Islamic State: Occupied Territories

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL6280, tabled on 22 February 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the presence of Daesh in Gaza and the West Bank.

Answered on

2 March 2016

The Government's assessment is that there are groups and individuals in the West Bank and (primarily) in Gaza who sympathise with or self-identify as Daesh but are not formally affiliated with them. We remain concerned about a possible Daesh presence and continue to monitor the situation closely.

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