Israel: West Bank

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following the new Israeli military order taking effect which negates the existing planning and building system in the West Bank and abolishes the right to appeal against planned demolitions or to obtain a permit retroactively.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv raised this issue with the Israeli authorities on 22 May. We are concerned that the military order would severely limit the opportunity to appeal before demolitions are carried out.

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