EU opposes investment in Israeli settlements

The diplomats recommend discouraging direct investments that support settlement construction, infrastructure and services.

EU opposes investment in Israeli settlements

World Bulletin / News Desk

European Union officials say diplomats are urging their governments to discourage investments in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem.

The officials said Wednesday the recommendations are part of a non-binding internal report for European governments in their briefings on the Mideast peace process.

Parts of the report were published in the Israeli daily Haaretz.

The diplomats represent 22 countries, including Germany, France and the UK.

The diplomats recommend discouraging direct investments that support settlement construction, infrastructure and services. They also recommend European countries step up efforts to label settlement-made products sold in Europe.

The EU says Israeli settlements are illegal as ruled by world court.

Last Mod: 27 Şubat 2013, 15:45
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