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Palestinians: Civil Society

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 69589, tabled on 4 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2021 to Question 62756, what information the Government has now received from the Israeli Government as the the basis for their designation of six Palestinian civil society organisations as terrorist.

Answered on

15 November 2021

The UK is aware of the decision by the Israeli authorities to designate six Palestinian Civil Society Organisations. We are in contact with the Government of Israel to understand the basis of the designations. We have made clear that human rights and civil society organisations have a vital role to play in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs), including those focused on Israel's conduct in the Palestinian Territories.

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