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We want action not words from William Hague (photocredit to Chatham House)
William Hague, Foreign Secretary (photocredit: Chatham House)

As more and more of us become aware of the injustices against Palestinians denied their basic rights, the situation is becoming even more desperate on the ground.

In the latest EU Heads of Mission Report on Jerusalem 2012 the EU representatives urge sanctions against Israeli settlements. Authored by EU Diplomats in Jerusalem and Ramallah, the report makes recommendations on imposing sanctions on Israeli settlements, including preventing all financial transactions that support Israel’s settlement activities in the occupied West Bank

European Union leaders and international organizations should play their role in ending Israeli occupation of Palestinians, uphold international law and respect Palestinian human rights

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The UK Middle East Minister, Alastair Burt, responded directly to issues raised by PSC members and supporters. Read his response>>

Call for action:

Israeli settlements built on Palestinian land in the West Bank are illegal under international law and opposed by the European Union and the UK Government. However, the UK Government and the EU allow goods from these illegal settlements to enter British markets. Despite the voluntary guidance goods are often mislabelled as goods ‘from Israel’ or their origin is not stated.

Call on the UK Government to exclude all goods from illegal settlements from our markets, and to press for an EU wide ban.