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Correspondence regarding Israel and Gaza (FOI)

Correspondence regarding Israel and Gaza (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 22 March 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Please provide a complete list of dates of each correspondence (include email, telephone, WhatsApp, meeting (virtual or physical)) of Deputy Ian Gorst with any UK government agency or think tank that includes any of the following words "Israel", "Gaza", "Hamas", "genocide", and "Zion" between 1 February 2024 and 25 February 2024.


For each correspondence as noted in A, provide a complete transcript or copies of noted correspondence, emails, Minutes including any of the following words "Israel", "Gaza", "Hamas", "genocide", and "Zion"​ 1 February 2024 and 25 February 2024.


Please provide a list of Assembly members that have participated in meetings with UK representatives in meetings to discuss the Israeli Gaza conflict since 7 October 2023.


A and B

Email searches were performed using the auditable email archive service of the Government of Jersey on the account of Deputy Gorst. 

The keywords utilised within the searches were "Israel", “Gaza”, “Hamas”, “genocide”, “Zion” between the period 1 and 25 February 2024. 

All emails retrieved have been reviewed and no correspondence relevant to the request was found. Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.


As States Members are not Scheduled Public Authorities, they are therefore not subject to Freedom of Information legislation. Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies. 

Article applied 

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.​

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