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Israel and Palestine: Security Wall

Volume 687: debated on Thursday 30 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have made representations to the Government of Israel concerning the positioning of the security wall in relation to existing settlements, together with the difficulties that Palestinian owners and their employees experience in gaining access to their land, situated east of the 1967 green line, but west of the wall and barrier; and what conclusions they draw. [HL281]

We remain extremely concerned at the effect the routing of the barrier has on freedom of movement for Palestinians. The barrier should be built on or behind the green line, not on occupied territory. Our ambassador in Tel Aviv most recently raised our concerns about the routing of the barrier with the Israeli Government on 10 October.