Israel: Palestinians

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

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the hospitals, primary healthcare facilities and ambulances damaged or destroyed by Israeli strikes during Operation Protective Edge have been rebuilt or replaced; and what assurances they have obtained from the government of Israel that any further attacks on Gaza will not target medical personnel and infrastructure.

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

The British Government does not have the figures for exact number of facilities that have been rebuilt or replaced. The UN is carrying out a detailed needs assessment which includes a Recovery Framework, to cost and prioritise interventions for reconstruction. While the Government recognises Israel’s right to take proportionate action to defend itself, we have, in the past, urged Israel to do everything it can to avoid civilian casualties, and to exercise restraint in line with humanitarian law.

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