Israel

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

(1) what estimate he has made of the number of Palestinian children currently held in Israeli prisons;

(2) what estimate he has made of the number of prisoners held in Israeli prisons who are Israeli;

(3) what estimate he has made of how many Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons have been released since 29 July 2013; how many such prisoners have since been re-arrested; and how many new Palestinian prisoners have entered Israeli prisons since that date.

(4) what information his Department holds on how many Palestinian children (a) held in Israeli prisons have been released and (b) have been arrested by Israeli police and security forces since 29 July 2013.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has made no estimate of the number of prisoners, either Palestinian or Israeli, being held in Israeli prisons. I would encourage the hon. Member to seek this information from the Israeli embassy or from the Israeli Prison Service directly.

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