Palestinians: Overseas Aid

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 19th July 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Sheehan Baroness Sheehan Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of their financial aid to the Palestinian Authority which is spent on that Authority's security forces.

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

The UK has not provided financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority National Security Forces. UK financial assistance has helped to deliver essential health and education services in the West Bank. The UK provides technical assistance to support the development of capable, accountable, sustainable, and inclusive Palestinian security forces.

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