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Finland MP proposes law to ban settlement goods

A campaign against Israeli settlement goods [Amnesty UK/Twitter]

A member of Finland's parliament has introduced a proposed legislation which seeks to ban the import of goods originating from territories under Israeli occupation. The proposed act aims to cover all goods imported from "regions where occupying powers practice serious violations of international humanitarian law or human rights agreements." An example of such violations includes cases where "homes of people living in the region are demolished and the residents deported or forcibly removed to make way for illegal settlements by the occupying power." As part of that, it primarily focuses on the occupied Palestinian territories and the Israeli settlements in the West Bank which are illegal under international law. Veronika Honkasalo, the MP who put the proposal forward, stated: "We must stop supporting the […]

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