Palestinians: Human Rights:Written question - 195633

Q
Asked by Wes Streeting
(Ilford North)
Asked on: 26 November 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Palestinians: Human Rights
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to defend the human rights of Palestinians in the Palestinian Territories.
A
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 04 December 2018

​We remain seriously concerned about the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs). We continue to raise concerns with the Israeli Government on instances constituting a breach of international human rights and humanitarian law in the context of Israel’s occupation of the OPTs, including demolitions, settlement construction, and the treatment of children in military detention. We also raise our concerns over human rights abuses by the Palestinian Authority and oppose the human rights abuses by Hamas in Gaza.

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