Israel: Armed Forces

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd August 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what statistics they have on the number of Israeli soldiers who have been charged with crimes of unlawful killing.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The Government is very concerned at the high numbers of Palestinians killed by Israel Defense Forces in the West Bank and Gaza. We have raised the issue with the Israeli authorities, encouraging them to carry out transparent investigations where necessary into whether use of live fire had been appropriate.

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