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Israel: Palestinians

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3812, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the reports of the killing of 13-year old Palestinian Mohammed Daadas by Israeli forces in the West Bank, and (2) the riot dispersal methods used in such circumstances by Israeli forces.

Answered on

22 November 2021

On 6 November Minister Cleverly publicly expressed condolences to the family of 13 year old Mohammed Da'das, who was killed near Nablus following clashes between Palestinians and Israeli Defence Forces. We urge the Israeli authorities to carry out a swift and thorough investigation. Our Embassy in Tel Aviv regularly raises the importance of the Israeli security force's adherence to the principles of necessity and proportionality when defending its legitimate security interest. We continue to stress the importance of the Israeli security forces providing appropriate protection to the Palestinian civilian population, in particular the need to protect children, and urge restraint in the use of live fire.