Palestinians: Religious Freedom:Written question - 122673

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Asked by Fiona Bruce
(Congleton)
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Asked on: 15 January 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Palestinians: Religious Freedom
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom in the Palestinian Territories; and what steps the Government is taking to promote and protect the right to freedom of religion or belief in that country.
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Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 18 January 2018
While we have not made a recent assessment of this issue, freedom of religion and belief remains a human rights priority for this Government. It is a fundamental freedom which underpins many other human rights. Our Consulate General in Jerusalem regularly meets a variety of religious leaders in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and has stressed to the Palestinian Authority the importance of protecting freedom of religion and belief.

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