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Israel and Palestine

Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 7 April 2010

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking in response to the Government of Israel's construction of Israeli settlements in Palestinian occupied territory. [HL3118]

We along with our EU and US partners have condemned Israel’s plans to build 1,600 housing units in East Jerusalem.

The UK will continue to urge both sides to show the courage, commitment and compromise needed to make real progress. The quartet has also expressed its determination to move swiftly to proximity talks addressing issues of substance.