The EU opposes annexation and considers illegal settlements in occupied territories as an obstacle to international peace and stability. But even though illegal settlements constitute a war crime, the EU allows trade with them. That trade allows for profits from annexation and contributes to the expansion of illegal settlements across the world. We are calling for an EU law that will end trade with illegal settlements once and for all. This law will apply to occupied territories anywhere, among them the Occupied Palestine Territory and Israel’s illegal settlements there and Western Sahara. The law will also send a powerful signal around the world that the EU will no longer reward territorial aggression with trade and profits.
Sign the petition below for a historic law that stops trade with illegal settlements
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Check out the informative video of our webinar with Michael Lynk, Clare Daly, Tom Moerenhout and Ann Kdair, held on 21 May 2020..
We are a wide alliance of NGOs, grassroots movements, trade unions and politicians who unite against profits from annexation and occupation to protect human rights, fair trade, social and environmental justice, and international peace and stability. See all organizations within the civil society coalition here.