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Israel: Palestinians

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 125518, tabled on 18 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department has taken to assess the validity of reports from Amnesty International and others suggesting that the Government of Israel used Pegasus spyware against Palestinian NGOs.

Answered on

28 February 2022

We do not comment on the use of Pegasus against individuals.

The National Cyber Strategy was published in December 2021 and sets out the UK's commitment to countering the proliferation of high-end cyber capabilities. We will continue to work with international partners to achieve this.