Egypt: Gaza

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 2nd December 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Egypt about the alleged involvement of Egyptian forces in the death at sea of Firas Miqdad, a fisherman from Gaza.

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We are aware of reports of an incident on 5 November involving an Egyptian naval vessel and a Palestinian fishing vessel, leading to the death of the fisherman Firas Miqdad.

Details of the incident remain unclear. Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials will continue to monitor this case.

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