Tibi tells European Parliament to boycott settlement products

Tibi stops in Brussels to speak about Israeli Arabs as part of European speaking tour in honor of Land Day.

April 1, 2014 17:30
Ahmed Tibi pouring water on Prawer Bill.

Ahmed Tibi pouring water on Prawer Bill 370. (photo credit: Courtesy of Knesset Channel)


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Buying settlement products is a violation of international law, MK Ahmed Tibi (UAL -Ta’al) said in a meeting at the European Parliament Tuesday.

Tibi stopped in Brussels to speak about Israeli Arabs, as part of a European speaking tour in honor of Land Day – an annual event marking the deaths of six Israeli Arabs who were killed by security forces in 1976 while protesting state appropriation of land in the Galilee.

“It is important and moral that there be instructions to boycott all settlement products,” Tibi said. “Supporting settlement products is immoral and against international law.”

He also said that European funds sent to Israel should reach Arab citizens and help shrink the gap that exists between Jews and Arabs “because of a policy of discrimination.”

The UAL -Ta’al MK also called for a European delegation to come to the Negev to see the Beduin’s situation and what he called the dangers of the now-defunct Prawer plan, which aimed to regulate their settlements.

Responding to Tibi’s statements, Deputy Minister Danny Danon said the MK “represents the parliament in Ramallah and forgot he’s a member of the Israeli Knesset.”

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