Saturday, May 27
Latest News
  1. After 40 days, Palestinian prisoners suspend mass hunger strike
  2. Israeli settlers throw garbage, rocks at Palestinian shops in Hebron
  3. Israel releases body of Palestinian teen killed during alleged attack
  4. Israeli forces injure scores of Palestinians during clashes
  5. On eve of Ramadan, some hunger strikers announce plans to fast
  6. EU condemns execution of suspected assassins of Mazen Fuqahaa in Gaza
  7. Hamas warns Israel of 'consequences' if electricity supply is reduced
  8. In Photos: Cities across France hold solidarity sit-ins
  9. Israeli forces detain 8 Palestinians in West Bank raids
  10. 4 Palestinians injured in Qalqiliya clashes

Report: Denmark set to label settlement produce

May 18, 2012 8:25 P.M. (Updated: May 20, 2012 10:07 P.M.)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (Ma'an) -- Denmark is set to introduce a labeling system to denote products made in Israeli settlements, Danish media said Friday.

"This is a move that will clearly show consumers that this produce has been produced under conditions that not only the Danish government, but also the European governments have rejected," Danish Foreign Minister Villy Sovndal was quoted as saying by Danish online news-site Politken.

"Then it is up to consumers whether they are prepared to buy the produce," he added.

The Danish FM said that stricter controls and labeling of settlement produce should be seen as part of the European Union's support for a two state solution.

Enforcing controls on settlement produce also shows the Palestinians that the world is against illegal settlement building.

The move targets illegal settlements and not Israel, the Danish FM added.

In April, the Co-operative group, one of the United Kingdom's largest food retailers, decided to boycott four companies that export products from Israeli settlements.

In early 2010, PA prime minister Salam Fayyad launched the National Dignity Fund, which aimed to increase the availability of Palestinian produce in West Bank markets and end the sale of produce from illegal settlements.

As part of the campaign, the PA distributed a pamphlet detailing well-known brand names, furnishing companies, farms, dairy produce, water, wine, household fixtures, toys as well as plastics and surgical equipment manufactured in illegal West Bank settlements.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017