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Backbench Business — Palestine and Israel

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 8:00 pm on 13th October 2014.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Independent, Portsmouth South 8:00 pm, 13th October 2014

The hon. Gentleman will recollect that those five Arab states were seeking more of a reassurance that their borders would also be safeguarded, so it was a two-edged sword, I am afraid. We therefore have to be very careful when we talk about that situation.

I want to end by saying, please—for goodness’ sake—let us all send out a positive message to the people of Palestine and give them the hope and the light at the end of the tunnel that they deserve to see coming their way.