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Israel: Bedouin

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 126825, tabled on 21 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with the government of Israel on the clashes between Israeli police and Bedouin protesters over afforestation activities in the Negev desert.

Answered on

28 February 2022

We continue to follow the debate around the issue of unresolved Bedouin land claims, unrecognised Bedouin villages in the Negev and lack of basic services. We continue to encourage the Israeli authorities and Bedouin communities to engage in dialogue to agree a satisfactory solution to the issue, respecting the rights of the people affected.