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Rayan Suleiman

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 72949, tabled on 27 October 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on holding an independent investigation into the death during a military activity carried out by Israeli forces of Rayyan Suleiman in Bethlehem on 29 September 2022.

Answered on

7 November 2022

We regularly raise the issue of the numbers of Palestinians killed and injured by Israeli Defence Forces in the West Bank and Gaza with the Israeli authorities. We encourage them to carry out swift, transparent and thorough investigations and, if wrongdoing is found, that those responsible be held to account. We stress the importance of the Israeli security forces providing appropriate protection to the Palestinian civilian population, particularly the need to protect children, and urge restraint in the use of live fire.