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Irish bill kriminalisiert commercial contacts with the «occupied territories»

Tuesday, January 30, the Senate of the Republic of Ireland will consider the bill of Senator Francis black about «Control over economic activity (Occupied territories), prepared with the support of the Irish Congress of trade unions and the organization of the Christian Aide.

The bill provides for the criminalization of commercial contacts with the occupied territories worldwide, including trade, provision of services or extraction of mineral resources.

Thus, to avoid confusion, the law States that it «will apply only to the territory, the occupation of which there is an international consensus.» The author of the bill stresses that at the moment these are the only territory occupied by Israel.

Thus, the bill does not affect any of Western Sahara or Tibet, nor the Crimea, nor of Northern Cyprus, nor any other occupied territory.

It should be noted that in case of adoption of the bill will drive Irish companies with activities in the U.S. and American companies in Ireland, in a trap. They will be forced to choose between criminal prosecution in Ireland and the economic sanctions from the United States, where a ban on the boycott of Israel. In Ireland, among other things, there are factories of Intel, a major mission of Apple, Google, Dell, Facebook, HP, etc.

Irish bill kriminalisiert commercial contacts with the «occupied territories»

30.01.2018

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