Saturday, November 30, 2013

European businesses & existence and expansion of illegal Israeli settlements

EU involvement in illegal Israeli settlements – ECCP’s presentation in European Parliament

"On November 27th, Michael Deas, ECCP representative and coordinator in Europe with the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), gave a talk in the European Parliament about European businesses involvement in illegal Israeli settlements. It was the first time that the topic of EU involvement in illegal Israeli settlements was presented in detail in the European Parliament by a civil society organization."

"According to international law as applied in the 2004 International Court of Justice advisory 
opinion on Israel’s wall and settlements, third party states are violating their own obligations to 
not recognize nor render aid or assistance to these serious Israeli violations by allowing financial 
and economic activity with the settlements to continue."