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Israel: Palestinians

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL2192, tabled on 3 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that the Israel Defence Forces pushed concrete blocks at speed towards Palestinian protestors using a bulldozer through a Palestinian village.

Answered on

16 March 2020

While we have not made representations on this specific issue, we have repeatedly made clear to Israel our longstanding concerns about the manner in which the Israel Defense Forces police non-violent protests, including the use of live ammunition. We did so most recently at the UN Security Council on 21 January. We call on Israel to adhere to the principles of necessity and proportionality when defending its legitimate security interest.