Saturday, April 20
Latest News
  1. Dozens injured by Israeli forces in weekly Kafr Qaddum march
  2. Israel prepares to demolish home of Palestinian attack suspect
  3. Israel shuts down Palestinian soccer tournament in East Jerusalem
  4. Israeli navy opens fire at Palestinian fishermen
  5. Israel demolishes home of Palestinian suspected of killing Israeli
  6. Teen activist urges EU to focus on climate change
  7. Israeli settlers attack Palestinian family in Hebron City
  8. Israel to impose week-long general closure on West Bank, Gaza
  9. Incendiary balloon lands in Ashkelon City
  10. Al-Quds University launches first astronomy club

Bill boycotting Israeli settlement goods passes first reading in Irish Senate

Nov. 29, 2018 5:28 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 1, 2018 4:34 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A bill prohibiting the importation and sale of goods and services originating in illegal Israeli settlements approved in July by the Irish Senate, was passed in its first reading, on Wednesday.

The Control of Economic Activities (occupied territories) Bill 2018, which was sponsored by Senator Frances Black, seeks to prohibit the import and sale of goods, services and natural resources originating in illegal settlements in occupied Palestine.

According to local reports, 25 Irish senators voted in favor, while 20 opposed and 14 abstained.

However, the bill still needs to pass through another two readings before it becomes a law.

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member, Hanan Ashrawi, said “The Irish Senate has sent a strong and important message to both the Palestinian people and to the global community that there is a price to be paid for Israel's criminal behavior and its persistent violations of international law, international humanitarian law and human rights law.”

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015