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Jerusalem: Churches

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL11424, tabled on 12 November 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the force used against Coptic Christian monks who were peacefully demonstrating near the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Answered on

26 November 2018

Whilst we have not raised this specific issue with the Israeli authorities, we regularly encourage Israel to deploy security measures in a way which minimises tension and uses appropriate force. The UK supports the religious status quo in Jerusalem, and calls on all relevant parties to respect and uphold it.