House of Lords written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel about military operations in the West Bank, including Areas A and B, following the kidnapping of three young Israelis; and whether they will raise the issues of proportionality and collective punishment in particular as they affect universities and other institutions.

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)

Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv have been raising the issue of military operations in the West Bank with the Israeli authorities since the beginning of Operation Brother's Keeper. On 2 July, the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend Mr Cameron, said that it is important that all security operations are conducted with care so that further escalation is avoided.

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