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Palestinians: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 272916, tabled on 3 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications of fighting between Hamas and Fatah for a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

Answered on

12 July 2019

The UK views the Palestinian Authority (PA) as the legitimate representatives of the Palestinian people. We are supportive of Fatah-Hamas reconciliation attempts, and of the PA returning to resume government functions in Gaza. The UK will continue to urge the parties to prioritise progress towards reaching a durable solution and to take the necessary practical steps towards a two-state solution.