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Israel: EU External Trade

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 27 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the human rights sub-committee set up under the EU-Israel Trade Association Agreement is next due to meet; and if he will request a special meeting of the sub-committee to consider Israel's recent human rights record in Gaza. (249636)

The proposed human rights sub-committee is part of a package of measures to be encompassed in next EU-Israel European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan which has not yet been finalised. There are therefore no immediate plans for a meeting.

The EU has raised its concerns relating to the situation in Gaza at the highest level with the Government of Israel.