Israel: Christianity:Written question - 27851

Asked on: 23 February 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Israel: Christianity
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the government of Israel concerning recent anti-Christian vandalism at the Dormition Abbey.
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 02 March 2016

While we have not had any discussions with the Israeli authorities over this specific incident, we understand that the Israeli police have arrested two Israeli teenagers for the attack. This attack was widely condemned by Palestinian and Israeli leaders. Our Embassy in Tel Aviv is in regular contact with representatives of Churches on a range of issues, including to discuss concern about attacks on places of worship.

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