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Monday, 25 February 2013

UN report calls for end to Israeli settlements

A UN fact finding mission into illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory has called for Israel to end all settlement activity without preconditions and is recommending tough measures against Israel as well as private companies involved in settlements:

  Last week leaders of seven UK trade unions, including UNISON, called for urgent action by the British Government and large retailers to stop imports from the illegal Israeli settlements:

'We note that the Co-operative supermarket pledged to end trade with Israeli agricultural export companies that operate in settlements. We urge all of the other British supermarkets to follow its lead and not to buy into the Israeli occupation. The British government should match its condemnation of illegal settlements by ending trade that boosts the coffers of settlements and settlement companies. A just peace will only be possible when international support for Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people is brought to an end'