Amnesty International: Ban the import of settlement products:

Asia Middle East Forum

The international community must ban the importation of goods produced by illegal Israeli settlements and must end the millions of dollars profit-taking that have fuelled massive violations of the Palestinians’ human rights, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights, Amnesty International has launched a new campaign calling on other countries to prevent the entry of goods produced in Israeli settlement into their markets and to prevent their companies from operating in the settlements or trading in their goods.

Amnesty International Secretary – General, Salil Shetty, said: “The world has stood idly by for decades, while Israel has been demolishing Palestinian houses and dispossessing their land and natural resources to make a profit. While the Palestinian economy has been paralyzed as a result of the offensive Israeli policies for 50 years, a prosperous…

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