Israel: Palestinians

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd July 2015.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel following the recent destruction of Palestinian olive and almond trees in Wadi Fukin; and what action they plan to take to ensure that the families receive compensation.

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

While we have not raised this specific incident with the Israeli authorities, officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv do express our serious concerns to the Israeli government on a regular basis about the destruction of olive trees, whether by the Israeli authorities or by extremist settlers. They raised the issue of destruction of olive trees most recently with an Israeli Police Spokesperson on 13 May. Compensation is a matter between the families concerned and the Israeli authorities.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.