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Palestinians: Non-governmental Organisations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3808, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the allegations that the secret evidence used against four NGOs—Defense for Children International-Palestine, the prisoners’ rights group Addameer, the human rights group Al-Haq and the Bisan Center for Research and Development—was based in part on prisoners’ confessions obtained under torture.

Answered on

22 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, including those focused on Israel's conduct in the Palestinian Territories.