EU MUST BAN AND NOT JUST LABEL ILLEGAL ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS’ PRODUCTS ~ OMAR BARGHOUTI,, The Palestine Project, IMEU • 12 November 2015.
The European Union’s announcement is not new legislation, but merely the clarification of regulations that the EU, and various member states such as the UK, had already instituted over the past few years. This can hardly offset Europe’s deep complicity in Israel’s occupation and apartheid regime.
OMAR BARGHOUTI, Independent Palestinian commentator and human rights activist, founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, and author of Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights (2011):
“This can hardly offset Europe’s deep complicity in Israel’s occupation and apartheid regime. Labeling some — but not all — of the products of Israel’s illegal settlements built on occupied Palestinian land instead of banning them…
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