Israel: Hamas

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered am ar 12 Ionawr 2024.

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Photo of Jonathan Gullis Jonathan Gullis Ceidwadwyr, Stoke-on-Trent North

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on reports that the Israeli Defense Forces (a) arrested Hamas terrorists responsible for the killings on 7 October 2023, (b) destroyed Hamas infrastructure and (c) recovered weapons in Jabalya.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

Both the Foreign Secretary and the Prime Minister have been in close contact with their Israeli counterparts since the outbreak of the conflict and routinely discuss the progress of Israel's actions in Gaza in their engagements. They have made clear their strong support to Israel to restore its security and remove the threat of Hamas, while reiterating that its military operations must be conducted in accordance with International Humanitarian Law.

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