Ireland supports ban on West Bank settlement products

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November 9, 2012 17:35




Ireland supports a ban on West Bank settlement products even though the European Union is unlikely to impose one, its Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore stated.

"Ireland would support a ban at EU level, and put it forward as an option the Council might consider," Gilmore said.

He wrote this opinion earlier this month in a letter to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, the text of which was posted on the web Friday by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

Gilmore said he supported a settlement products ban on moral, not legal grounds. "I believe there is a moral case for banning settlement products, and I agree it could have a symbolic," Gilmore wrote. It would be consistent with EU values and positions to exclude settlement products from the EU, he wrote.


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