Israel: Palestinians

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 16th September 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take to protect civilians in Gaza from bombing by the government of Israel.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We are deeply concerned by the recent hostilities in Gaza and welcome steps taken on 31 August 2020 to de-escalate the situation, and ease some restrictions. All countries, including Israel, have a legitimate right to self-defence, and the right to defend their citizens from attack. In doing so, it is vital that all actions are proportionate, in line with International Humanitarian Law, and are calibrated to avoid civilian casualties. We urge both sides to maintain calm and avoid taking actions which make peace more difficult to achieve.

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