Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

International Development written question – answered at on 6 September 2010.

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Photo of Stephen Williams Stephen Williams Liberal Democrat, Bristol West

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports he has received of the reasons given by the Israeli government for not reopening the Karni crossing; and whether he has made an assessment of the reasons for its continued closure.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The Government of Israel has cited security concerns as the reason for not fully reopening the Karni crossing. The UK Government are continuing to work closely with the international community to assist in delivering practical solutions to the many access issues currently facing Gaza.

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