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Israel to apply anti-BDS law to Amnesty International

Israel is acting to enforce anti-BDS law against Amnesty International after the human-rights organization embarked on a campaign calling for a boycott of products from Judea and Samaria, as well as a weapons embargo on Israel, which it has accused of war crimes.

The logo of Amnesty International. Source: Facebook.
The logo of Amnesty International. Source: Facebook.

Israel is acting to enforce anti-BDS law against Amnesty International after the human-rights organization embarked on a campaign calling for a boycott of products from Judea and Samaria, as well as a weapons embargo on Israel, which it has accused of war crimes.

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan have formulated amendments to the law to enable the sanctions. Kahlon will be able to enact them after three weeks of public hearings in which citizens can voice their objections.

Before imposing sanctions on Amnesty International, Kahlon is expected to invite senior officials from the organization to a hearing. Amnesty International could also be sued for damages for violating the anti-BDS law.

Under its “Israel’s Occupation: 50 Years of Dispossession” campaign, Amnesty calls for “governments to stop enabling the economy that keeps these illegal settlements growing and fuels the suffering of Palestinians … and help put an end to the cycle of violations suffered by Palestinians living under Israel’s occupation.”

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