Harriet Harman (Camberwell and Peckham)

Harriet Harman (Camberwell and Peckham)

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This response was received to questions about Israel/Palestine. 

Thank you for taking the time to write to me about Israel and Palestine. 

Labour is committed to a comprehensive peace in the Middle East based on a two-state solution – a secure Israel alongside a secure and viable state of Palestine. 

There can be no military solution to this conflict, which must be settled on the basis of justice and international law. All sides must avoid taking action that would make peace harder to achieve. That means both an end to the blockade, occupation and settlements, and an end to rocket and terror attacks. 

Labour will continue to press for an immediate return to meaningful negotiations leading to a diplomatic resolution. A Labour government will immediately recognise the state of Palestine and we will reform the international rules-based order to secure justice and accountability for breaches of human rights and international law, such as the illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.