Ireland passes BDS bill banning Israel settlement goods

Ireland has advanced a bill which will prevent the sale of goods from Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. The lower house of the Irish parliament – the Dail – yesterday voted in favour of a bill which will ban the purchase of all goods and services from Israel’s West Bank settlements, which are considered illegal under international law. The bill was previously passed through the parliament’s upper house – the Seanad – before proceeding to the lower house and receiving a 78-45 majority in favour, Al Jazeera explained. The bill – officially known as the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill – still needs to pass several more stages before being signed into Irish law, but … Continue reading Ireland passes BDS bill banning Israel settlement goods