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War Crimes

Volume 709: debated on Wednesday 1 April 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are receiving progress reports on the Israeli investigations into alleged war crimes committed in the recent conflict in Gaza by the Israeli defence forces. [HL2594]

The Israeli Government are currently carrying out internal investigations into a wide range of allegations. The Israelis have not provided us with progress reports, and as these are internal Israeli investigations we would not expect any such reports until the investigations are completed and the results made known.

We will consider very carefully the results of investigations once they are available. At that stage, the parties and the international community will need to decide on any further action.