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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.