Israel and Palestine: West Bank
House of Lords
Baroness Tonge (Liberal Democrat)
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of reports of attacks on Palestinians by settlers from Itamar in the West Bank, and the alleged involvement of the military; and whether they will make representations to the Government of Israel about the use of legal sanctions to deter further attacks.
Lord Howell of Guildford (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Conservative)
We are aware of reports of attacks on Palestinians by settlers from Itamar in the West Bank.
We have serious concerns about the increase in violence by extremist Israeli settlers against ordinary Palestinians and Palestinian property which we have raised with the Israeli Government on a number of occasions. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right honourable friend
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my honourable friend Mr Burt issued a statement on