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Palestinians: Elections

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3345, tabled on 22 October 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority about elections for (1) municipal councils, and (2) a legislature.

Answered on

5 November 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 urge further work towards genuine and democratic national elections for all Palestinians, which is crucial to the establishment of a viable and sovereign Palestinian State.