||<p>Whilst we have not raised these specific cases, we urge Israel to respect the
role of Palestinian institutions and politicians serving Palestinians in East Jerusalem.
British ministers and officials continue to make repeated representations to the Israeli
Government about their extensive use of administrative detentions. According to international
law, these should be used only when security makes this absolutely necessary rather
than as routine practice and as a preventive rather than a punitive measure. We call
on the Israeli authorities to comply with their obligations under international law
and either charge or release detainees.</p>