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Exports: Israel

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 113286, tabled on 28 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, on which date her Department most recently reviewed the export of British manufactured equipment to Israeli distributors for the purposes of monitoring any subsequent use in the demolition of homes in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Answered on

3 February 2022

We do not collect this information. 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. 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 20 January and Ministry of Justice on 27 January.

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