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Middle East

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the ban which has been imposed by the Israeli military on Palestinian students from the West Bank taking up places at Israeli universities. (95368)

We are aware of one case where a Palestinian student has been unable to attend an Israeli university. This has been due to freedom of movement restrictions. We remain concerned about Israel Defence Force restrictions on the movement of Palestinian students from the West Bank to Israeli universities, just as we are concerned about the freedom of movement of all Palestinian individuals. We will continue to raise our concerns with the Israeli Government.