Palestinians: Detainees

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 6th August 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about reports that Palestinian students were detained for celebrating their graduation with fireworks.

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

​Whilst we have not raised this specific issue, British ministers and officials continue to make repeated representations to the Israeli Government about their detention practices. The UK remains committed to working with Israel to secure improvements to the practices surrounding Palestinian children in detention in Israel.

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