Israeli Settlements: Crimes of Violence

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 10th April 2017.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations are they making to the government of Israel regarding the report from Rabbis for Human Rights, that Palestinian farmers from Burin and Madma were attacked on 22 March by Israeli settlers during a ploughing day co-ordinated with the Israeli forces which was then cancelled.

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

While we have not raised this specific issue with the Israeli authorities, we have repeatedly raised our concerns about incidents of settler violence and intimidation, and have stressed the importance of thorough investigations and accountability, as well as the Israeli security forces providing appropriate protection to the Palestinian civilian population.

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