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Israel: Palestinians

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL2242, tabled on 20 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the government of Israel about reports of sexual threats made to Palestinian women during raids in Hebron by Israeli soldiers and settlers.

Answered on

30 July 2021

We expect any such allegations to be thoroughly investigated by the Israeli authorities. 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. We continue to stress the importance of the Israeli security forces providing appropriate protection to the Palestinian civilian population.