Lawsuit against the Belgian government to boycott Israel
The Brussels Court of First Instance will hold on Monday the first hearing of a lawsuit brought against the Belgian government to prevent the entry and selling of Israeli goods in Belgium.
The Head of Palestinian House in Belgium Ramadan Abu Jazar, who is Belgian of Palestinian origin, said in a press statement, that he, in his capacity as Belgian consumer, filed a lawsuit against the Belgian government represented by the Ministers of Economy, Finance and Customs to prevent the entry or selling of Israeli settlement products in Belgium.
The Palestinian House in Belgium called on the Palestinian community in the country to attend the first hearing which will be held on Monday morning. The hearing will be followed by a press conference to comment on this scoop event.
The statement revealed that the lawsuit was filed in September, 2013. After 18-month-long lawful journey, the first hearing was decided to be held on Monday, April 13.
Expatriate Affairs Department at the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) hailed the move which could form the first step on the way of prosecuting Israel before international courts especially in terms of Israeli war crimes against the Palestinian people and boycotting products of Israeli settlements established on lands of occupied Palestine.