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Israel: Jordan

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3809, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Israel concerning (1) the demolition of tents, livestock pens, and water tanks, and (2) the confiscation of a battery and metal poles by Israeli forces from the community of Ein al-Meyteh in the northern Jordan Valley.

Answered on

22 November 2021

The UK regularly raises the issue of demolitions, confiscations and forced evictions of Palestinians from their homes with the Government of Israel, most recently with Israel's Ministry of Defence on 19 October. The former Foreign Secretary raised ongoing evictions, demolitions and settlement activity with the Israeli Authorities during his visit to the region on 26 May. The UK is clear that in all but the most exceptional of circumstances, demolitions and evictions are contrary to International Humanitarian Law. We continue to urge the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships to avoid actions which make peace more difficult to achieve.