HL Deb 24 January 2005 vol 668 c134WA
Lord Dykes

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they will next make official representations to the government of Israel about the estimated 8,000 Palestinian detainees held in custody in Israel. [HL732]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

We continue to monitor the situation with regard to Palestinian prisoners and raise our concerns with the Israeli authorities where it is appropriate to do so.

On 27 December 2004 the Israeli Government released at least 159 Palestinian prisoners in what Israeli Prime Minister Sharon described as a goodwill gesture.