Israel: Bedouin

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th September 2017.

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Photo of Tommy Sheppard Tommy Sheppard Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (House of Lords)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on the removal of citizenship from people living in Bedouin communities in Israel.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

We are closely following the situation of Bedouin communities in the Negev, and continue to encourage the Israeli authorities and Bedouin communities to engage in dialogue to agree a satisfactory solution to these issues, respecting the rights of the people affected.

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