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Palestinians: Human Rights

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 146752, tabled on 24 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the systematic discrimination faced by Palestinians in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories as reported by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the UN Special Rapporteur; whether she accepts the conclusion of their reports; and whether her Department plans to carry out its own legal analysis of that matter.

Answered on

31 March 2022

The FCDO is aware of the reports listed above. As a friend of Israel, we have a regular dialogue on human rights. This includes encouraging the Government of Israel to abide by its obligations under international law.