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Volume 710: debated on Monday 18 May 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the government of Israel to pay towards the restitution to civilians in respect of deaths, injury and the destruction of buildings and other assets in the recent Gaza conflict. [HL3435]

We are deeply concerned by the deaths and injury of innocent civilians in conflict, and the destruction of civilian buildings and assets, including in the recent Gaza conflict. We would welcome an Israeli contribution to compensation for innocent civilians. But any claim for compensation is a matter for the individuals concerned—or their relatives—and Israel.