Palestinian State: UK Recognition - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 3:51 pm ar 13 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Lord Pannick Lord Pannick Crossbench 3:51, 13 Chwefror 2024

My Lords, after Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, Hamas was elected to power. Having been elected to power, it proceeded to terrorise and then murder its political opponents. Hamas remains very popular in Gaza and in the West Bank. How can we prevent an independent Palestinian state from being governed by Hamas, maintaining its policy of seeking to attack Israel and to murder, rape and abduct as many Israeli citizens as possible?