Skip to main content

Jerusalem: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL398, tabled on 14 January 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported attacks by Israeli police on Muslim worshippers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on 7 January.

Answered on

27 January 2020

‚ÄčThe UK remains concerned by incidents on Haram Al-Sharif / Temple Mount, including altercations inside the al-Aqsa Mosque. We have stressed the importance of the Israeli security forces providing appropriate protection to the Palestinian civilian population. In our meetings with the Israeli authorities we regularly raise the need to respect the status quo of the holy sites in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv raised this issue with the Israeli authorities on 16 October 2019.