To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the European Union’s recent warning that Gaza’s economic and humanitarian conditions will affect regional security in the Middle East, what action they intend to take to insist that the blockade of Gaza be lifted.
The Minister of State for International Development, my Rt. Hon. Friend Mr Duncan, held detailed discussions on issues concerning Gaza with Israeli and Palestinian officials during his visit to the region on 12-15 January. We continue to call on Israel to ease its restrictions, including on import of fuel and medical supplies, on movement of goods to the West Bank and Israel.