Israel: Bedouin

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd April 2017.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 March (HL5738), what response was received when the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office raised the issue of the possible demolition of houses and the village school of Al Khan al Ahmar in the Occupied Palestinian Territories with the Israeli Ambassador to the UK on 1 March.

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​The Israeli Ambassador said no action could be taken to demolish Khan Al Ahmar without following due process and endeavoured to raise the issue with his Government. The Foreign Secretary also raised the UK’s grave concerns about demolitions, including the village of Khan Al Ahmar, with Prime Minister Netanyahu during his visit to Israel on 8 March.

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