Palestinians: Politics and Government:Written question - HL6799

Asked on: 13 July 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Palestinians: Politics and Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the prospect for intra-Palestinian reconciliation, and (2) the likelihood of elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council.
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Answered on: 27 July 2020

The UK views the Palestinian Authority (PA) as the legitimate representatives of the Palestinian people. We are supportive of Hamas-Fatah reconciliation attempts, and of the PA returning to resume government functions in Gaza, helping to improve the dire humanitarian and economic situation and restore effective and accountable governance. Genuine and democratic national elections for all Palestinians are crucial to the establishment of a viable and sovereign Palestinian state. To this end, we call on all Palestinian factions to seek common ground and to work together to pursue a positive path towards democracy for the full benefit of the Palestinian people.

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