Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

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Gordon Henderson (Sittingbourne and Sheppey, Conservative)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Palestinian Authority after reports that Fatah's official Facebook page published images of children carrying weapons.

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Alistair Burt (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; North East Bedfordshire, Conservative)

We are aware of these reports, and have asked officials at the British Consulate in Jerusalem to look into them. We deplore incitement on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including any comments or approaches that could encourage violence or stir up hatred and prejudice in a region that needs a culture of peace and mutual respect. We do not hesitate to raise these issues as necessary. Most recently we raised the issue of incitement with Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad's office in January 2013.


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