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Palestinians: Elections

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL193, tabled on 12 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Palestinian Authority about that Authority's decision to postpone elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council.

Answered on

26 May 2021

We are disappointed that elections in the Occupied Palestinian Territories have been postponed. The Palestinian people should be allowed to enjoy their democratic rights - and Israel must allow voting for Palestinians in East Jerusalem, in line with the Oslo Accords. We will continue to encourage the Palestinian leadership to work toward strong, inclusive, accountable and democratic institutions, based on respect for the rule of law and human rights. Elections are long overdue and we urge the swift setting of a new date.