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Israel: International Law

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 9426, tabled on 15 January 2024

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Israel on the importance of upholding international law.

Answered on

22 January 2024

We support Israel's right to defend itself against Hamas, but it must comply with International Humanitarian Law and there must be a reduction in civilian casualties. We want to see Israel take greater care to limit its operations to military targets and avoid harming civilians and destroying homes. The Foreign Secretary has raised these issues with his Israeli counterparts, including with the Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz and Ron Dermer, the Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs.