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PMQ: East Jerusalem

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 24th), 12.29-12.31pm, on bbc parliament tv
prime minister’s questions includes …

“Q,12 Imran Hussain (Bradford East) (Lab):
Last week, together with several of my hon. Friends, I visited Palestine, where we went to the home of Nora and her family, who have lived in the old city of East Jerusalem since 1953. Israeli settlers, however, are now trying to force Nora from her home of over 60 years. There are many other cases like that. Does the Prime Minister agree with me that illegal settlements and constructions are a major roadblock that hinder peaceful negotiations? What are this Government doing to help prevent these infringements into Palestinian lives and land?
The Prime Minister:
The hon. Gentleman’s question is incredibly important. I am well known as a strong friend of Israel, but I have to say that the first time I visited Jerusalem, had a proper tour around that wonderful city and saw what has happened with the effective encirclement of East Jerusalem—occupied East Jerusalem— I found it genuinely shocking. What this Government have consistently done and go on doing is to say that we are supporters of Israel, but we do not support illegal settlements and we do not support what is happening in East Jerusalem. It is very important for this capital city to be maintained in the way it was in the past.”

(if you missed it, available from 0:29:22 to 0:30:50 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b071xc9m/prime-ministers-questions-… with transcript at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm160224/debt…)

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