Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (150)

Finian McGrath

Ceist:

226 Mr. F. McGrath asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has received reports on the reported military incursion into Al Zaytoun, a residential district of Gaza city, killing eight Palestinians and causing extensive damage to civilian property on 28 January 2004; if he has raised the matter with the Israeli authorities or with his colleagues on the General Affairs and External Relations Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4047/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Foreign)

I am aware of the incident to which the Deputy refers. I issued a statement on 29 January, in my Presidency capacity, in response to the Jerusalem bus bombing, in which I also expressed concern at the events in Zaytoun the preceding day.