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May 21, 2012 10:45 am

Denmark, South Africa to Label Judea, Samaria Products as “Occupied Palestinian Territory”

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Homes in the Beit Aryeh Ofarim settlement. Photo: wiki commons.

Denmark and South Africa both plan to place special labels on products it imports from Judea and Samaria, with the labels noting that the products came from illegal West Bank settlements.

“This is a step that clearly shows consumers that the products are produced under conditions that not only the Danish government, but also European governments, do not approve of. It will then be up to consumers whether they choose to buy the products or not,” said Danish Foreign Minister Villy Sovndal, according to Globes.

Sovndal added that the new rule should not be viewed as a boycott of Israeli goods, but only of goods manufactured in illegal settlements in the West Bank. Labeling would also be optional for supermarkets. In South Africa, Minister of Trade and Industry Dr. Rob Davies said the measure was intended to “not incorrectly label products that originate from the Occupied Palestinian Territory as products of Israel.”

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