Israel: Palestinians

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that the Israel Defence Forces pushed concrete blocks at speed towards Palestinian protestors using a bulldozer through a Palestinian village.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State, The Minister of State, Department for International Development

While we have not made representations on this specific issue, we have repeatedly made clear to Israel our longstanding concerns about the manner in which the Israel Defense Forces police non-violent protests, including the use of live ammunition. We did so most recently at the UN Security Council on 21 January. We call on Israel to adhere to the principles of necessity and proportionality when defending its legitimate security interest.

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