Gaza

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 18th March 2015.

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Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 11:30 am, 18th March 2015

As winter approaches, the Minister will know that the humanitarian situation in Gaza remains dire. It is welcome that the UK has pledged £20 million to help, but what is his Government’s long-term plan, given the re-election this morning of the Prime Minister who believes that the continuation of the blockade of Gaza is a good thing; believes in the building of illegal settlements; has abandoned a two-state solution; and believes that the deaths of more than 2,000 people in Gaza last summer were “proportionate”? Surely now is the time for the Minister to put pressure on his ministerial colleagues, recognise the state of Palestine and end this appalling situation.