Golan Heights: Elections:Written question - 130079

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Asked on: 27 February 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Golan Heights: Elections
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications of Israel’s plans to hold local elections in the Golan Heights; and if he will make a statement.
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Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 05 March 2018

​Whilst we have not made an assessment on this specific issue, we consider the Golan Heights to be Occupied Territory. We continue to call on Israel, as the occupying power, to uphold its obligations under international law. This includes abiding by UN Security Council Resolution 497 (1981) and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

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