Middle East

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 17th October 2006.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Labour, West Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations her officials have made to the Israeli Government about the continued use of administrative detention by Israeli forces in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Photo of Geoff Hoon Geoff Hoon Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

In June and July, our embassy in Tel Aviv made representations to the Israeli Ministry for Foreign Affairs regarding the administrative detention of a disabled Palestinian prisoner.

We constantly monitor the situation and are in contact with Human Rights and International organisations. An official from our embassy in Tel Aviv also attended the Israeli Supreme Court in July 2006 to observe an appeal against his detention by a Palestinian administrative detainee.

We will continue to raise this issue with the Israeli Government.

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