Israel: Terrorism

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 26 May 2023.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to help support Israel to tackle terror threats.

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

We are appalled by terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens. There can be no justification for such acts of violence. Every Israeli and Palestinian has the right to live in peace and security. We continue to closely monitor the security situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs). The UK Government remains resolute in its commitment to Israel's security. The UK condemns the indiscriminate rocket fire from Gaza targeting innocent civilians in Israel and welcomes the announcement of a ceasefire between Israel and militant factions in Gaza, brokered by Egypt, following the recent round of conflict. The ceasefire must now be honoured to prevent the loss of further civilian life. The UK will support all efforts to promote dialogue and create a pathway towards sustainable peace.

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