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West Bank: Demolition

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL16063, tabled on 4 June 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they are making to the government of Israel about the demolition on 13 February by the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem of a Wastewater Screening Station and other Palestinian-owned facilities in the Bir 'Ona area of Beit Jala town without notice.

Answered on

17 June 2019

​While we have not made any representations on this specific incident, we have repeatedly made clear to the Israeli authorities our serious concern at the increase in demolitions of Palestinian properties in Area C of the West Bank. We call on them to cease the policy of demolitions and provide a clear, transparent route to construction for Palestinians in Area C.