Oslo City Council bans purchase of Israeli settlement goods and services
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Oslo City Council bans purchase of Israeli settlement goods and services

Capital is the sixth Norwegian municipality to target settlements; ban does not distinguish between Israeli and foreign corporations operating in the West Bank

BDS supporters protest in New York, October 2015. (BDS Facebook page via jTA)
BDS supporters protest in New York, October 2015. (BDS Facebook page via jTA)

JTA — The recently elected Oslo City Council is getting right to work: The Norwegian lawmakers are banning the purchase of goods and services from Israeli Jewish settlements by municipal departments and other local authorities.

It is the sixth Norwegian municipality to ban settlement goods and services, in addition to one county council, according to a statement.

The Oslo ban is part of the platform for 2019-23 adopted recently by the City Council, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel announced in a statement on its website. The council is led by the Socialist Left, Labor and Green parties.

According to the report, the ban does not distinguish between Israeli and international corporations that operate in Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

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