Occupied Palestinian Territories

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:28 pm on 29th April 2004.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston 3:28 pm, 29th April 2004

Does my hon. Friend agree that the UK Government, with their European partners, should ensure that Israel is held to account under article 49 of the Geneva convention? That states:

"The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies."

That would go some way to addressing the concerns that she mentions.