Hamas - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:53 pm on 31st October 2017.

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Photo of Lord Anderson of Swansea Lord Anderson of Swansea Labour 2:53 pm, 31st October 2017

My Lords, the reconciliation agreement between the two Palestinian factions is surely to be welcomed and potentially gives Israel a negotiating partner. However, will the Minister confirm that Hamas still calls for the destruction of Israel, that its military wing still builds tunnels to attack Israel, and that it sends rockets into southern Israel?