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Israel: Palestinians

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL1815, tabled on 24 February 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the shooting of a 15 year old Palestinian child near Kufr Qaddum on 30 January and reports that there was a delay to his transportation to hospital.

Answered on

4 March 2020

While we have not raised the case in question, we remain concerned at reported instances of excessive use of force by Israeli forces. We call on Israel to adhere to the principles of necessity and proportionality when defending its legitimate security interest. We urge the Israeli authorities to thoroughly investigate every alleged instance and bring those responsible to justice. We have also stressed the importance of the Israel security forces providing appropriate protection to the Palestinian civilian population, in particular the need to protect children. We did so most recently at the UN Security Council on 21 January. Free movement of patients and medical personnel is vital to the effectiveness of care. Delays to treatment can endanger the health and lives of patients.