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UNRWA: Jerusalem

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 18th October 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 announcement by Nir Barkat, the Mayor of Jerusalem, that schools, clinics and sports centres, among other services operated by UNRWA in East Jerusalem, will be transferred to Israeli authorities.

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

​We have not raised this issue with the Israeli authorities. We understand that the municipality of Jerusalem does not have the legal authority to shut down UNRWA facilities.

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