The European Coordination Committee for Palestine (ECCP) joined member of the Spanish parliament, Miguel Urbán, in supporting a general ban on EU trade with Israeli occupation settlements, reinforcing calls for the EU to stop emboldening Israel’s apartheid regime and land theft through its trade with settlements.
“EU trade policy should respect international law and human rights, but actually it does not,” Urbán last Tuesday said on YouTube.
The lawmaker voiced his support for a European grassroots initiative, Stop Settlements, which opposes profits from annexation and occupation to protect human rights, fair trade, and international peace and stability.
“From anti-capitalists and myself as MEP, I support ]the[ European Citizens’ Initiative for the EU to stop importing blood products” from the occupied Palestinian territories, he said.
Among the recent signatories of the initiative are Jeremy Corbyn and US political activist and scholar Angela Davis.