European Union Parliament joins boycott Israel campaign

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The European Union Parliament has joined a growing international campaign to boycott Israel over its settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories.

In a letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton on Friday, 29 members of the EU Parliament called for an action to discourage European firms from trading with firms based in Israeli settlements.

The EU lawmakers say any economic relations with Israeli firms involved in settlement construction will contribute to Tel Aviv’s violation of international law and human rights abuses.

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Israel loses eight billion dollars and Arab parties join the boycott

Mustafa Barghouti, the secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative movement, has estimated that Israel has incurred losses of around eight billion dollars due to the boycott campaign against illegal settlements, equivalent to 20 per cent of their GDP.

Regarding the latest Palestinian efforts to escalate the settlement boycott, Barghouti revealed that an agreement has been made with 13 democratic Arab parties to form boycott committees in the Arab world.

In a statement to Quds Net News Agency on Thursday he said: “the European Union did not issue a decision to boycott Israel, but what is taking place is the boycott of any relationship or agreements with settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.”

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Israeli Officials Face War Crimes Charges in Supreme Court

For the first time in history the Israeli Supreme Court will hear evidence next week against officials who are accused of committing war crimes in Lebenon and Gaza.

The charges against senior Israeli political and military officials, including Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni among others, will call into question the attack on Lebanon in summer 2006, Operation Cast Lead in Gaza in late 2008, and an attack on a humanitarian aid flotilla in May 2010, according to Al Jazeera.

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