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Israel: Palestinians

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL14831, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the summons by Israeli forces of a 14-year-old Palestinian boy for interrogation.

Answered on

26 April 2021

We repeatedly call on Israel to abide by its obligations under international law and have a regular dialogue with Israel on legal issues relating to the occupation, including the treatment of Palestinian children. We remain concerned about Israel's extensive use of administrative detention which, according to international law, should be used only when security makes this absolutely necessary rather than as routine practice and as a preventive rather than a punitive measure. We remain committed to working with Israel to secure improvements to the practices surrounding children in detention and regularly raise this with the Israeli Ministry of Justice.