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Israel and Palestine: Gaza

Volume 684: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make representations to the Government of Israel on the subject of the recent attack on the power station in Gaza; and whether they will ask them to replace the destroyed transformers.[HL6679]

On 22 June, our ambassador in Tel Aviv raised our concerns about the current situation in Gaza with the foreign policy adviser of Israeli Prime Minister Olmert. On 29 June, the defence attaché in Tel Aviv raised our concerns about the worsening situation in Gaza, including the loss of power and water supplies, with the Israeli Defence Force. We will continue to monitor the situation at the power station, including the transformers, closely. The Israeli Cabinet met on2 July and agreed to connect Gaza to the Israeli electricity grid.