HC Deb 14 May 2002 vol 385 cc547-8W
Mr. Dhanda

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what role the United Kingdom is playing in seeking to investigate the deaths at Jenin. [54401]

Mr. Bradshaw

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary was one of the first to call for an independent inquiry into what happened in Jenin. The UK played a leading role in the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1405, which asked the Secretary-General to deploy a Fact-Finding Mission into Jenin. We deplore the failure of the Israeli Government to co-operate with the UN to allow the deployment of the fact-finding team.

The UK supported the paragraph in a UN General Assembly Resolution which requested that the Secretary-General present a report, drawing on the available resources and information, on the recent events that took place in Jenin and in other Palestinian cities.