Middle East

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of Palestinian civilians killed as a result of Israeli military action during the period of the most recent peace negotiations.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

Since the agreement of 26 August by all parties to a ceasefire in Gaza, four Palestinians have been killed by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). On 23 September, the IDF killed two Palestinians in Hebron suspected of involvement in the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June. On 10 September, a 22 year old Palestinian man was killed by the IDF in al-Amari refugee camp.

The IDF claimed he was about to throw an explosive device. The incident occurred as clashes broke out during an IDF arrest operation in the al-Amari camp. A 16 year old youth died on 7 September from wounds he received, allegedly from a rubber bullet fired by the Israeli police, during clashes with the police in Jerusalem on 31 August.

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