Contact your MP – debate on Palestinian child prisoners

Hearing about the treatment meted out to Palestinian children held by Israeli forces is heart-breaking. 14 year old Tareq* was woken at 1.30am by the sound of his front door being blown in by the Israeli army. He was handcuffed with plastic ties, blindfolded and kicked by soldiers. During Tareq’s interrogation he was first accused of throwing Molotov cocktails but when he told them he …

Minister responds on child prisoners

Alistair Burt, Foreign Office Minister responsible for the Middle East, has responded to Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC, Lisa Nandy MP and Action 4 Palestinian Children’s letter raising concerns about the lack of progress for Palestinian children imprisoned by Israel. Alistair Burt says “I share your concerns about the treatment of Palestinian children detained in Israeli …

Alistair Burt (parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament)

Reply to #3wishes campaign from Alistair Burt

  Palestine Solidarity Campaign has received a reply from Alistair Burt, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office.  Although he says he ‘shares concerns about the treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention’ he does not commit the Government to any action other than raising the issues with the Israeli Government. He also …