Press release

Press briefing: afternoon 14 October 2014

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The Prime Minister's Official Spokesperson answered questions on Israel-Palestine relations, Syria and Ebola.


When asked about Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the government supports working with international partners for a two-state solution, adding that the government would always make clear its disagreement with policies which made reaching that two-state solution more difficult.


When asked about the UK’s assistance to the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the PMOS said the government was in discussions with international partners - including the US - about how best it could seek to do more in terms of training the moderate forces in Syria, adding that the UK had been providing non-lethal military assistance to the FSA for some time.


When asked about Ebola screening in the UK, the PMOS outlined the processes and measures in place at Heathrow, as outlined by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.