Five Kuwaiti MPs present bill to ban Israel contact over crimes

The bill would also prohibit government and private agencies, individuals and companies from striking agreements and protocols with Israel and from meeting with Israelis.

Five Kuwaiti MPs present bill to ban Israel contact over crimes

Five lawmakers in Kuwait introduced a bill on Thursday calling for a total ban on dealing with Israel and proposing up to 10 years in jail for violators.

All dealing, establishing ties or contacts and opening representative offices of any type at any level with the Zionist entity, directly or indirectly would be banned.

The bill would also prohibit government and private agencies, individuals and companies from striking agreements and protocols with Israel and from meeting with Israelis.

It stipulates a prison term of between three and 10 years and a fine not exceeding 17,500 dollars for violators.

Parliament will later set a date for debate the bill, which must be passed by parliament and signed by the emir to become law.

The MPs cited "Israel's continuing refusal to implement international resolutions and its barbaric aggression against Palestinians in Gaza Strip."

Israel killed nearly 1500 Palestinians, a third of them children and wounded more than 5000 Palestinians in the 22-day military aggression in December 2008 on Gaza.

Now, Israel faces a debate at UN Security Council on October 14 over war crimes report.

Israeli forces deliberately attacked civilians, failed to take precautions to minimize loss of civilian life and cited strong evidence Israeli forces committed grave breaches of the Geneva Convention, the 575-page report noted.


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