Israel Defense Forces: Private Military and Security companies

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered am ar 23 Ebrill 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Exports)

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he plans to collect data on the number of UK citizens travelling to fight for the Israel Defence Force.

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)

The UK recognises the right of British nationals with more than one nationality to serve in the legitimately recognised armed forces of their additional nationalities.

We are aware of reports of UK citizens travelling to fight for the Israel Defence Force (IDF), but the Government does not estimate the numbers of those who have done so.

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