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End Israeli restrictions on Palestinian land, demand UK MPs

Afp, London

Excessive Israeli restrictions on Palestinian territories cannot be justified on the grounds they protect the Jewish state, a British parliamentary committee said yesterday. "We challenge the assertion that restrictions which curtail economic development in the OPTs [Occupied Palestinian Territories] are based on Israel's security needs and can be justified on security grounds," the report by the International Development Committee said. The group, which monitors the British government's ministry of international development, called for London and Europe to speak out against restrictions that prevent economic development "as a matter of urgency".

Published: 12:00 am Thursday, August 07, 2014

Last modified: 2:05 am Thursday, August 07, 2014

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