Palestinians: Arrests

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

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the reported arrest of Palestinian volunteers on 16 March who were sterilising public facilities and areas in East Jerusalem.

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

Whilst we have not made representations regarding these reports, the British Embassy in Tel Aviv and the British Consulate-General in Jerusalem are in regular contact with the Israeli and Palestinian authorities respectively. Both report good co-operation between the two entities in response to COVID-19.

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