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Israel and Palestine: Gaza

Volume 707: debated on Monday 2 February 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will bring to the attention of the Government of Israel comments made by leading members of the Jewish community in the United Kingdom about the military action in Gaza. [HL777]

In our discussions with the Israeli Government and others, we will continue to make clear the Government's position. In line with UN Security Council Resolution 1860, we are pressing to ensure the ceasefire in Gaza is durable.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will work with the United Nations to establish a multinational inquiry into alleged war crimes committed in Gaza. [HL842]

As my right honourable friend the Foreign Secretary said on 19 January 2009, Official Report, Col. 501: “allegations must be closely and speedily investigated. Obviously, the three key parties to that investigation are the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Government of Israel, and we are in touch with all of them”.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will propose the prosecution before the International Criminal Court of Israelis who may have committed war crimes in Lebanon in 2006 and subsequently in Gaza and the West Bank. [HL774]

As my right honourable friend the Foreign Secretary said on 19 January 2009, Official Report, Col. 501: “allegations must be closely and speedily investigated. Obviously, the three key parties to that investigation are the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Government of Israel, and we are in touch with all of them”.