HC Deb 02 March 1994 vol 238 cc934-5
11. Mr. Janner

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the middle east peace process.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has sent his condolences to chairman Arafat and, through him, to the families of the victims and the injured of the massacre in Hebron. I very much hope that that crime will not be allowed be stand in the way of the peace process.

Mr. Janner

Is the Minister aware that I have written to chairman Arafat, whom I was pleased to meet in London, and to my friend, Afif Sofieh, his representative in the United Kingdom, to express my personal grief and anguish at the awful killings in Hebron? I wish to make it plain that that is the sentiment of the entire Jewish community of this country. I know that the members of that community would, like me, want to associate themselves with the words of the hon. Member for Hendon, South (Mr. Marshall), who hoped that the assassin would not achieve his end—the end of the peace process.

Mr. Hogg

I know that what the hon. and learned Gentleman has said will be echoed and repeated by the entire Jewish community in this country.

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