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Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2008, Official Report, columns 471-2W, on Hamas, what fundamental conditions the Quartet has set Israel for a viable peace. (189912)

The Roadmap sets out the steps the Palestinian Authority and Israel need to implement to achieve a negotiated settlement. Both sides have accepted the Roadmap. At the Annapolis Conference of 22 November 2007, Prime Minister Olmert renewed his commitment to Israel’s Roadmap obligations. Among others these obligations require that the Government of Israel freeze all settlement building, dismantle all settlement outposts and take measures to improve the humanitarian situation for Palestinians. The Quartet and the UK firmly believe that the Roadmap is the best route to achieving peace in the Middle East.