Belgian Municipality Boycotts Companies Promoting Israeli Occupation

The municipality of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean has adopted a motion to boycott companies and institutions promoting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, said the Mission of Palestine to the EU, Brussels and Luxembourg.
The municipality of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, one of 19 municipalities comprising the Brussels capital region, reportedly adopted by a large majority a new motion intended to safeguard human rights and the application of international law in the field of public procurement, WAFA reported. The motion stipulates that the municipality would exclude firms that were not complying with international law, including firms contributing to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, from public procurement tenders.
The Palestinian Mission commended the municipality’s motion as signaling the municipality’s “support for the Palestinian people’s resistance to ongoing violations committed by Israel.