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Lawsuit against Belgian government over settlement imports

The Brussels Court of First Instance has held the first hearing of a lawsuit brought against the Belgian government to prevent the entry and selling of Israeli goods in Belgium.

The head of the Palestinian House in Belgium, Ramadan Abu Jazar, who is a Belgian of Palestinian origin, said in a press statement that he has filed a lawsuit against the Belgian government represented by the Ministers of Economy, Finance and Customs to prevent the entry or selling of Israeli settlement products in Belgium.

The Palestinian House in Belgium called on the Palestinian community in the country to attend the first hearing, which was held on Monday morning.

The hearing will be followed by a press conference to comment on the trial proceedings.

The statement revealed that the lawsuit was filed in September 2013, following an 18-month-long legal journey. The first hearing was held on Monday 13 April, 2015.

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