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Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to ensure that the Israeli Occupation Authority meets its obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law to ensure access of Palestinians to education in the Occupied Territories. (113022)

We are concerned about the current movement restrictions placed on Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. This includes the impact these restrictions have on Palestinian students. We regularly raise our concerns about freedom of movement restrictions in and between the West Bank and Gaza with the Government of Israel. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary raised our concerns about this with Israeli Foreign Minister Livni on 2 January 2007.