The UK worked hard at the UN to bring about UN Security Council Resolution 1701. This places an embargo on the unauthorised supply of arms to Lebanon. The UK is providing 47 Land Rovers to help the Lebanese Army implement Resolution 1701, including by patrolling the Syrian border more effectively. The UK also contributes funds to UN Interim Force in Lebanon, which is helping the Lebanese create a weapons-free zone in south Lebanon.
We engage closely with Arab governments to advance the middle east peace process (MEPP). We have expressed our concerns to Palestinian President Abbas about Qassam rocket fire. The launching of rockets against Israeli civilian targets and all forms of violence must stop. Violence serves only to undermine the prospects for peace in the region.
My right hon. Friends the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary, as well as myself, have recently made trips to the region to discuss the MEPP with Arab governments.