We need your support to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can continue to hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Israel and Palestine: West Bank

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received reports concerning segregation on buses between villages and settlements in the West Bank.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

We are aware of recent action taken by groups of non-violent protesters to board buses transiting between settlements. Although there is not a de jure ban on Palestinians using them, there is a de facto block as they often start and finish in settlements that Palestinians are prevented from entering. We will continue to lobby the Government of Israel to make sure that all infrastructure projects and facilities in the Occupied Territories are for the benefit of the local population.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.