Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

Irish Teachta Dála (TD) John Brady urged today the Irish Government to divest from businesses currently operating within the illegal Israeli settlements. ‘There must be consequences for all breaches of international law. Ireland must divest itself of holdings in companies currently listed as operating within the illegal Israeli settlements shareholders,’ Brady said in a tweet. Brady urged the Irish Government to support his proposed Illegal Israeli Settlement Divestment Bill, which mandates the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) ‘to divest itself of all current assets, and to prohibit future investments in any companies which operate in the illegal Israeli settlements.’ He continued, ‘The Irish government can’t on one hand condemn the illegal actions of Israel and on the other be shareholders in Israeli banks and other businesses that are on the UNHRC database of companies operating in breach of international law in the occupied Palestinian Territories.’ The Irish lawmaker said taxpayers in Ireland are currently shareholders in nine companies operating within illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. ‘By taking the decision to invest Irish taxpayers’ money into companies which are on the UN database, the government, through ISIF have made the Irish people stakeholders in the war crime that is the ongoing illegal annexation of Palestinian territories.’

Source: En – Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA