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Israel: Occupied Territories

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 4th February 2020.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the statement made by the Israeli Prime Minister on 28 January 2020 on applying Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, the northern Dead Sea, and Israeli settlements in the West Bank, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the legality under international law of those proposals.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK position is clear. Any move to unilaterally annex territory, without an agreement negotiated by the parties, would be contrary to international law and damaging to peace efforts.

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