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        10/26/2012, Cheshvan 10, 5773

      Falk: Boycott Firms with Ties to Judea and Samaria

      Israel and the United States strongly criticized United Nations Human Rights Council investigator Richard Falk, Thursday, for his call to boycott companies which he believes are tied to increasing the Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria (Shomron), including portions of Jerusalem liberated during the Six Day War. In a report submitted to the UN General Assembly, Falk wrote that it appears these firms violate international humanitarian law, exploit Palestinian Authority resources and assist Israel in building and protecting illegal settlements.

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