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Deteriorating conditions in occupied territories demand Government action

April 1, 2004 12:00 AM

As the situation in the Middle East continues to worsen, the Government must redouble its efforts to help both sides in the conflict to make progress on the Road Map. At International Development oral questions yesterday, Liberal Democrat International Development Spokesman Tom Brake, who recently returned from a 4-day visit to Israel and the Occupied Territories, challenged the Government to clarify its position on the unilateral withdrawal by Israel from Gaza.

Mr Brake said,

"We have a moral responsibility to make progress on the Road Map to help alleviate the profound pain suffered by both sides of this conflict. The best hope for development in the Occupied Territories is an end to the occupation and the terrorism. The Liberal Democrats will continue to push for the "two state" solution of a secure and sovereign Israel alongside a secure and safe Palestinian state."

Mr Brake added,

"From our meetings with both Israelis and Palestinians, it is obvious that the UK can play a pivotal role. The UK Government must therefore use all its endeavours to reduce tension in the region and promote links between the partners on either side who seek a peaceful solution."

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