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Israel's high court asked to overturn boycott law

Israel's high court asked to overturn boycott law

An Israeli peace group has petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn a controversial law banning boycotts of West Bank settlements.
The petition comes as international human rights groups and Israel's own attorney general have joined a growing chorus of critics.
Gush Shalom submitted its appeal to the court on Tuesday. It called the legislation, which was approved on Monday, a violation of basic democratic principles.
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called the law a violation of freedom of expression.
And Israeli media report that attorney general Yehuda Weinstein, who will have to defend the law in court, has said it verges on unconstitutionality.


Updated : 2021-08-02 04:32 GMT+08:00