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Palestinians: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL14047, tabled on 9 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about their imprisonment of Palestinian politicians ahead of the Palestinian elections due to be held in May.

Answered on

23 March 2021

We welcome President Abbas' announcement of dates for legislative and Presidential elections in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the first time since 2006. Elections are an important and necessary step towards democratic renewal and strong, inclusive and accountable Palestinian institutions, based on respect for the rule of law and human rights. We urge all parties, including all Palestinian political groups and the Israeli government, to play their part in delivering free, fair, credible and peaceful Palestinian elections.