Palestine: UK Aid

Part of International Development – in the House of Commons at on 29 January 2020.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee

UK taxpayers’ aid pays the salaries of teachers in Palestinian Authority schools, yet at least 31 official PA schools are named after terrorists who killed innocent citizens. Does the Secretary of State share my concern that the children studying in those schools are being taught that it is honourable to commit violent acts against Israelis? Does he agree that, instead of prolonging the conflict by supporting such rhetoric, we must do more to press the Palestinians to stop glorifying terrorists and to use our aid as it is meant to be used?