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Israel and Palestine

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with the government of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and related third parties, the case for avoiding provocative behaviour during Ramadan.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

We consistently call on the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to refrain from making provocative actions which might endanger the prospects for a negotiated two state solution.

We welcome Israeli steps to ease certain restrictions on Palestinians' freedom of movement during Ramadan. We also note that the Israeli authorities have issued instructions to Israeli Defence Force (IDF) soldiers in the West Bank to “demonstrate a high level of respect and understanding” during Ramadan, for example to refrain from eating, drinking and smoking in public, particularly at the security crossings.

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