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Israel: Palestinians

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL14199, tabled on 12 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Save the Children Defenceless: The Impact of Israeli Military Detention on Palestinian Children, published on 29 October 2020; and what representations they have made to the government of Israel.

Answered on

26 March 2021

With reference to the answer to question HL10992 given to the noble Lord on 15 December:

We are concerned by the findings of the Save the Children's report entitled,

'Defenceless: The impact of the Israeli military detention system on Palestinian children'.

We remain committed to working with Israel to secure improvements to the practices surrounding children in detention. Our Embassy in Tel Aviv have a regular dialogue with Israel on this issue. We also fund projects providing legal aid to minors and capacity building to local lawyers. We continue to call on the Israeli authorities to comply with their obligations under international law.