Ireland has become the first country to push through a bill that will criminalize the import of goods from Israeli settlements and impose a five-year jail sentence or a €283,000 fine on anyone found guilty of profiting from illegal settlement industries.

The bill passed earlier this month will ban the import or sale of goods or services from settlements regarded as illegal under international law.

The legislation makes Ireland the first EU member state that criminalizes the purchase of goods produced on Israeli settlements in West Bank.

The bill makes it an offense “for a person to import or attempt to import settlement goods” or to assist anyone in doing so.

Palestinian Ambassador Ahmed Abdelrazek worked on the drafting of the bill, which was sponsored by several organizations, including Trócaire, Christian Aid and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU).

Ireland knows very well how Apartheid feels being militarily occupied by England for decades, while in the USA people get jailed for being openly against the Zionist regime.

Jerusalem Online / ABC Flash Point News 2018.

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