Palestinians: Health Services

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 9th December 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Solicitor General

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the report by Medical Aid for Palestinians entitled Systematic Discrimination and Fragmentation as Key Barriers to Palestinian Health, published on 29 November 2021, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the findings of that report.

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

We are aware of the report and are reviewing its findings. The UK remains firmly committed to ensuring access to essential healthcare services for all Palestinians. We are a longstanding supporter to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) which provides core services, including healthcare to Palestinian refugees in Gaza. The UK Embassy in Tel Aviv regularly raises the importance of access to healthcare with the Israeli authorities.

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