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Occupied Territories

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 133735, tabled on 21 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any UK-supplied military-related equipment has been used in Israeli police or military operations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the last three years.

Answered on

29 March 2018

The UK has exported a number of items to Israel over the last three years, including body armour, equipment to deal with military improvised explosive devices, and components for targeting equipment, military communications, tanks and military support aircraft and vehicles. We do not collect data on the use of equipment after sale. UK arms exports are subject to export controls. All decisions to approve export licences to Israel are considered on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria (Consolidated Criteria). Decisions are based on the most up-to-date information and analysis available, including reports from our overseas network and military contacts. The Consolidated Criteria provide a thorough risk assessment framework and require us to consider the impact of providing equipment and its capabilities. We do not issue export licences where, for example, we assess there is a clear risk that the goods might be used for internal repression. We keep our approach to all countries under continual review.