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Israel: Palestinians

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL6546, tabled on 29 February 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the Prime Minister intends to take regarding the continued construction of the illegal settlements in the West Bank following his comments that those settlements are "genuinely shocking" and an "infringement into Palestinian lives and land".

Answered on

7 March 2016

We will continue to raise our objections to settlements with the Israeli government. On 18 February during his visit to Israel, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), discussed the issue of settlement with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, reiterating the UK's position.