West Bank: Israel:Written question - HL17185

Q
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
West Bank: Israel
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about reports that a Palestinian nature reserve, wells, and trees, have been destroyed by Israeli forces near Yatta in the West Bank.
A
Answered on: 31 July 2019

We continue to raise with our Israeli counterparts our concerns about the humanitarian and environmental impact of the damage to water sources and the destruction of Palestinian agricultural land that has been caused by the occupation, and settlement-related activity. Demolitions and evictions also jeopardise the viability of a future Palestinian state. We have repeatedly made clear to the Israeli authorities our serious concern at the increase in demolitions of Palestinian properties and call on them to cease the policy of demolitions and provide a clear, transparent route to construction for Palestinians.

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