A group of top Norwegian lawyers filed a petition demanding the government to impose sanctions against the Israeli regime.

Iran Press/Europe: A group of 44 lawyers, including award-winning luminaries and distinguished professionals such as professor Jan Fridthjof Bernt, have called on Norway in a petition called “Defend international law” to impose sanctions on the regime for its violations of international law.

The Israeli regime has annexed Eastern al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the Golan Heights and has announced the annexation of the Jordan Valley – without having any major consequences, the petition stressed.

According to a Sputnik news agency report, between March 2018 and September 2019 alone, the lawyers emphasized, 309 Palestinians who have participated in protest marches along the Gaza Strip border were killed. In the past year alone, 56 Palestinian children were killed by the Israeli forces, again without any repercussions, including from Norway.

“Norwegian authorities and politicians must restore respect for international law and work to ensure that Israel's long-standing and systematic breaches of international driving rules are met with sanctions”, the petition said.

The authors of the petition stressed that the absence of an international reaction to the Israeli regime's violation of international law, human rights, and humanitarian law raises concerns.

Earlier this week, Oslo’s newly installed “red-green” City Council led by three left-of-the-centre parties, the Socialist Left, Labour and the Greens, announced it was contemplating a ban on the municipality's procurement of goods and services from Israeli settlements, which is called “an area occupied in violation of international law”.


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