Press release

Minister Ellwood statement on death sentence issued in Gaza

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood condemns the recent issuing of the death sentence in Gaza

Mr Ellwood said:

I condemn the death sentence issued in Gaza on 17 August. This decision reflects a concerning trend of increasing use of the death penalty in Gaza since the start of this year.

It is the long-standing position of the UK to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances. We have repeatedly called for the de-facto authorities in Gaza to respect the Palestinian Authority’s moratorium on implementation of the death penalty.

Published 19 August 2016