Israel and Palestine: West Bank

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will initiate discussions, directly or indirectly, with the Palestinian Bedouin of Area C of the West Bank and of East Jerusalem, and in particular with the Protection Committee for Bedouin Communities near Jerusalem, about their wishes for the future of their communities.

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

We are in regular contact with representatives of the Bedouin community in Area C and have discussed the future of these communities.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, my honourable friend Mr Burt met with representatives of the Bedouin Community in Area C during his visit to the region between 8-11 January.

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