Amnesty International calls for settlement goods ban

For the last 50 years, Israel has been forcing thousands of Palestinians off their land, occupying and illegally using it to create settlements that exclusively house Jewish Israeli settlers.

Entire Palestinian communities have been displaced by these settlements. Their homes and livelihoods have been destroyed, they’ve had restrictions enforced on their movement, access to their own water, land and other natural resources. The communities have also been violently attacked by the Israeli military and settlers.

Amnesty International wants governments to stop enabling the economy that keeps these illegal settlements growing and fuels the suffering of Palestinians.

The issue is not just about Israel taking Palestinian land and resources illegally. Governments around the world are letting goods produced in these settlements into their markets, and are allowing companies in their countries to operate in settlements. All of this helps the illegal settlements profit and thrive.

Help put an end to the cycle of violations. Join Amnesty International in calling on the Canadian Government to ban Israeli settlement goods from entering Canadian markets, and stop companies based in Canada from operating in settlements or trading in their goods.

Read Amnesty International’s media release from earlier this year, background information on 50 years Israel’s occupation and Palestinian dispossession, and Amnesty’s public statement calling on states to stop sustaining illegal Israeli settlements.

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