Israel: Palestinians

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 2nd November 2022.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the number of times Israeli forces raided schools in the West Bank in 2022; and what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the impact of these raids on education in the West Bank.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK is firmly committed to ensuring access to education for all Palestinians. We repeatedly call on Israel to abide by its obligations under international law and have a regular dialogue with Israel on legal issues relating to the occupation. It is essential to have a strong and thriving Palestinian education system in order to provide opportunities, economic development and hope for the next generation.

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