Middle East: Human Rights:Written question - 217453

Q
(Birmingham, Northfield)
Asked on: 06 February 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Middle East: Human Rights
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the challenges facing human rights defenders and rights-focused organisations operating in (a) Israel and (b) the occupied Palestinian territories.
A
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 13 February 2019

The UK remains concerned about the challenges facing human rights defenders and human rights organisations operating in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We continue to urge the Israeli Government to fully respect the fundamental rights and freedoms of human rights defenders and organisations. We have also raised concerns with the Palestinian Authority about the narrowing of space for civil society to operate in the West Bank.

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