Tánaiste publishes advice on financial and economic activities in Israeli settlements in the OPT03 July 2014
The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, TD, has today published advice to Irish citizens and businesses on financial and economic activities in Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
The Tánaiste said: “The advice being published today on my Department’s website, which is also being issued by many of our EU partners, is a further step in making clear our opposition to the illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
"The advice is designed to assist Irish businesses and the general public to be aware of the risks involved in investment in settlements, and to make clear that the Government does not encourage or offer support in any way to such activity.”
3 July 2014
Notes for editors:
- This advice is on the Middle East policy pages of the DFAT website, it is also avilable on our Travel Advice page.
- Advice on these lines has been co-ordinated at EU level, and has recently been issued by the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Portugal.
- It is expected that Denmark, Malta, Luxembourg, Greece, Slovenia, Austria, Poland and Belgium are also publishing the advice today, and other partners are expected to follow suit.