To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Government of Israel to end the blockade on Gaza; if he will work with other EU countries to press the Government of Israel to allow essential equipment and parts to be brought into Gaza for the building and operation of desalinisation and power plants; and if he will make a statement.
We continue to make regular representations to the Israeli authorities to ease restrictions on Gaza, including on movement of people and goods to and from Gaza. We stress the damage that the Israeli restrictions are doing to the living standards of ordinary Palestinians in Gaza and that supporting legal trade for Gazans is firmly in Israel's long-term interests.
We have welcomed some recent positive developments, including the Israeli authorities' decision to again allow construction materials to be imported into Gaza for humanitarian projects from
We are encouraging the Palestinian Authority, Israel and other interested parties to find both an immediate and long-term solution to Gaza's energy crisis. On