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Jerusalem: Palestinians

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 113285, tabled on 27 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for the Middle East, North Africa and North America of 25 January 2021, Official report 846, what recent representations she has made to the Israeli Government to object to the destruction of the Salhiya family home, and their subsequent homelessness, in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, by Israeli forces.

Answered on

2 February 2022

The UK is clear that in all but the most exceptional of circumstances, demolitions and evictions are contrary to International Humanitarian Law. On 19 January, I [Minister Cleverly] urged the Government of Israel to stop these practices.

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