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Palestinians: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 122673, tabled on 15 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom in the Palestinian Territories; and what steps the Government is taking to promote and protect the right to freedom of religion or belief in that country.

Answered on

18 January 2018

While we have not made a recent assessment of this issue, freedom of religion and belief remains a human rights priority for this Government. It is a fundamental freedom which underpins many other human rights. Our Consulate General in Jerusalem regularly meets a variety of religious leaders in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and has stressed to the Palestinian Authority the importance of protecting freedom of religion and belief.

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