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Israel: Palestinians

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL766, tabled on 7 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proportionality of the government of Israel's recent military actions in Gaza.

Answered on

21 June 2021

The UK welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza on 20 May, which is an important step to ending the cycle of violence and loss of civilian life. All countries, including Israel, have a legitimate right to self-defence, and the right to defend their citizens from attack. In doing so, it is vital that all actions are proportionate, in line with International Humanitarian Law, and make every effort to avoid civilian casualties.