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Middle East: Armed Conflict

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with the government of Israel on suicide bombings in Israel; what recent representations he has received on the subject; and if he will make a statement. (242689)

The last suicide bomb in Israel was in Eilat in January 2007. The vast majority of attacks against Israelis in the past year have been rocket attacks fired from Gaza at towns in the south of Israel.

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary visited Sderot with the Israeli Defence Minister on his recent visit to Israel and expressed his concerns on these attacks.