Ireland parliament ban on Israeli products
Ireland parliament ban on Israeli products |Ireland’s parliament approves a ban on Israeli products. The Lower House of Ireland has unanimously approved a bill banning the import and services of illegal Israeli factories based on Palestine. Al Jazeera reports that Senator Neal Collins of the Republican Party the largest opposition party in the lower house of Ireland presented the bill, which was approved by a majority vote. The lower house of Ireland voted 78 in favor of the bill while only 45 in opposition. Earlier in December, the Irish House had ruled in favor of the bill despite opposition from the US, European powers and Israel. In the upper house, Senator Francis Blake introduced a bill aimed at banning the importation or sale of Israeli products in the Occupied West Bank. Following the passage of the bill, Senator Francis said in his tweet, Ireland will always stand with international law; human rights, and we are one step closer to making history. It is to be noted that this bill will now form a law after going through various stages where it will be reviewed and appropriate amendments made, but the bill has the support of all opposition parties and independent members present in Parliament. If this bill becomes law, Ireland would be the first EU to declare Israel’s actions criminal. Mustafa Barghouti, secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative Party, said it was a great victory for sanctions, discourage investment and boycott the BDS Movement.
We expect other European countries to approve similar bills in the near future, he said. The BDS movement is also fighting for the illegal occupation of Israel in Palestine, the construction of a border wall, and giving Palestinians equal rights for Israeli citizens, and the rights of Palestinian refugees. The BDS was founded on July 9, 2005, when approximately 170 Palestinian civil society groups highlighted Israel’s atrocities in a joint statement. The Israeli Foreign Ministry, on the other hand, strongly opposed Ireland’s ambassador to Allison Kelly’s approval of the bill. According to a statement issued by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, he said it was shameful to condemn the Middle East’s only democratic state by Ireland. He said that Israel is deeply upset and angry over the legislation in the Parliament of Ireland.