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 Polak Lord Polak Conservative 2:53 pm, 31st October 2017

My Lords, it beggars belief that we are discussing, in the centenary week of Balfour, talk of removing Hamas from the terrorist list. The organisation has not renounced terror and it still calls for killing Jews and the destruction of Israel. Does the Minister agree that any reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas, which should be welcomed, should require that Hamas be disarmed, because Israel certainly cannot be expected to negotiate with a terror group that calls for its destruction?