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Gaza: Borders

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage the opening of all border crossings into Gaza. (202366)

We continue to make clear our desire to see the Gaza border crossings opened for both humanitarian and commercial activity. We are working with the UN to secure Israeli agreement to support efforts to facilitate humanitarian access. In addition, on a regular basis my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary engages with the Israeli Ministers of Defence and Foreign Affairs on issues of the border crossings into Gaza.