Palestinians: West Bank

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

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Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Labour, Bradford South

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on ending demolitions of Palestinian homes in the West Bank.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

In all but the most exceptional of circumstances demolitions are contrary to International Humanitarian Law. The UK regularly raises the issue of demolitions with the Government of Israel, most recently on 12 July. The Foreign Secretary did so during his visit to the region on 26 May.

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