§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on disarming the settler community in the occupied territories.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
I wrote to the Israeli ambassador on 11 March drawing his attention to the European Foreign Ministers' statement of 7 March noting that Israel is responsible for the safety of all inhabitants in the occupied territories. I welcome moves by the Israeli Government to disarm extremist settlers and outlaw two extremist settler organisations. I recognise that some settlers face risks themselves.