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Norwegian MP calls for boycott of Israel over its Gaza offensive

Anniken HuitfeldtNorwegian leftist parties supported a call by a member of parliament to boycott Israeli products against the backdrop of the deadly Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip, Anadolu agency reported Sunday.

Labor Party MP and chairwoman of the defence and foreign affairs committee in the Norwegian parliament, Anniken Huitfeldt, has earlier called for boycotting Israeli products which Israel manufactures on occupied territories.

Huitfeldt demanded the government to implement the boycott as soon as possible "without wasting time." Six other leftist parties endorsed Huitfeldt's call.

Even though Norway does not sell arms to Israel, two of the parties supporting the boycott, the Labor Party and the Center Party, have stressed on the need to review Norway's policy of selling arms to third-world countries, which resell those arms to Israel.

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