Dáil debates

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Human Rights

10:40 pm

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I have just told the Deputy about a range of things we have been doing in terms of raising the matter. However, Ireland does not control the foreign policy decisions of other countries. We try to make arguments that can build consensus around international action on a range of things, including the Middle East peace process, be it arbitrary detention, illegal expansion of settlements, settler violence, forced evictions or terrorism against Israeli citizens by Hamas and others. We raise these issues all the time. I am probably the most vocal foreign minister on the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians. I will be talking about this issue again in the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday when we will discuss the European Commission needing to release funding that is due to the Palestinian Authority from last year, which has not yet happened despite-----


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