Debate on the Address

Part of Sessional Orders – in the House of Commons at 6:12 pm on 23rd October 1996.

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Photo of Michael Connarty Michael Connarty , Falkirk East 6:12 pm, 23rd October 1996

I am heartened by the hon. Gentleman's comments. As someone who visited Palestine during the intifada and the peace negotiations—I was also in Gaza city as an observer at the elections—I fully concur with his comments. Does he agree that, if most of the people in Gaza do not have the ability to participate in the economic life of Israel, unrest is fomented and a minority—just a minority—use it to justify terrorism and violence?