Israel and Palestine

Part of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – in the House of Commons on 13 December 2022.

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Photo of Tommy Sheppard Tommy Sheppard Scottish National Party, Edinburgh East

In the past year, we have had three compelling reports, produced by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Israeli organisation B’Tselem. All of them accuse the Israeli authorities of committing the crime of apartheid. We have had plans published recently to effectively annex the west bank into Israel, and we now have the appointment of violently racist Ministers into the Israeli Government. Is it not time to step up the diplomatic pressure on Israel to ensure that it abides by international law and upholds the rights of Palestinians?