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Gaza: Weedkillers

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL17645, tabled on 3 September 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about drift from herbicide sprays, aimed at the buffer zone, but affecting crops and population inside the Gaza Strip.

Answered on

9 September 2019

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv raised this issue with the Israeli authorities earlier this year. The UK continues to urge the Government of Israel to ease their restrictions to help improve the dire humanitarian situation and living standards of ordinary Palestinians in Gaza.

Original answer

It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.