Middle East

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:53 pm on 12th March 2002.

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Photo of Lord Janner of Braunstone Lord Janner of Braunstone Labour 2:53 pm, 12th March 2002

My Lords, does my noble friend agree that the only hope for the Middle East is if the parties are prepared to return to the negotiating table? Does she accept that attacks by both sides must stop if that is to happen? Has she considered the attacks by suicide bombers and other terrorists, unrestrained by the Palestinian Authority, before the attacks referred to by the noble Baroness? Does she consider that the suicide bombings occurred, and still occur, because the Palestinian Authority cannot prevent them, or could prevent them and does not wish to?