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Israel and Palestine: Arrests

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th June 2007.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are making representations to the Government of Israel concerning the most recent arrests of elected Palestinians, Ministers and former Ministers.

Photo of Lord Triesman Lord Triesman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

We are concerned by the arrest of the Hamas members on 23 May. Our ambassador in Tel Aviv raised our concerns with Israeli Foreign Minister Livni on 28 May. We have called for all those detained to be either released or subject to the due legal process.

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