Israel: Palestinians

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 18th March 2019.

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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 government of Israel regarding the reported use of tear gas on Palestinian workers within the confines of Checkpoint 300.

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

We have not raised this specific issue with the Israeli authorities. We recognise the Israeli authorities' legitimate need to deploy security measures in some circumstances, but we have encouraged them to avoid excessive use of force and to act in a way which minimises tensions. When there have been accusations of excessive use of force, we have urged the Israeli authorities to conduct swift and transparent investigations.

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