Detention of Palestinian Children (West Bank)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:15 am on 7th December 2010.

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Photo of Guto Bebb Guto Bebb Conservative, Aberconwy 11:15 am, 7th December 2010

I do not think that that can be done without qualification, because the context is crucial. In this debate, we have heard various claims about stone throwing and so on, but nothing, for example, about the 54 young children who were arrested for throwing grenades. The context is important. We know that this country has also behaved inappropriately in terms of human rights when specific circumstances called for unacceptable behaviour; for example, in respect of court services in Northern Ireland. Sometimes things have to be put in context.