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Youth league demands Israeli weapons selloff. Leader claims Norwegian Oil Fund contributes to Israeli Gaza sea blockade. The repercussions of Israel’s military action against the Mavi Marmara almost 14 days ago continue. Norway’s Oil Fund (Government Pension Fund – Global) has shares in a German submarine manufacturer that supplies Israel. Head of SU (Socialist Youth League) Mali Steiro Tronsmoen is demanding an immediate selloff.

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Youth league demands Israeli weapons selloff

Published on Friday, 11th June, 2010 at 15:27 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 11th June 2010 at 18:11.

Leader claims Norwegian Oil Fund contributes to Israeli Gaza sea blockade.

German submarine U33 (Illustration photo)
German submarine U33 (Illustration photo)
Photo: ThyssenKrupp


The repercussions of Israel’s military action against the Mavi Marmara almost 14 days ago continue.

Norway’s Oil Fund (Government Pension Fund – Global) has shares in a German submarine manufacturer that supplies Israel. Head of SU (Socialist Youth League) Mali Steiro Tronsmoen is demanding an immediate selloff.

“Norway should withdraw its investments in ThyssenKrupp at once. The company earns money on Israel’s policies, and also makes it possible for them to uphold the Gaza blockade,” Tronsmoen tells The Foreigner.

The Oil Fund currently owns 1.82 billion kroner in shares and 50 million in bonds in ThyssenKrupp, according to NRK.

Tronsmoen says the government should dispose of their holdings on political grounds.

“It has to do something else than just talk. The government should sell today and announce it next week,” she says.

Last week, the Liberal Party called for an end-user guarantee on Norwegian-made weapons to prevent NATO countries selling arms on to Israel.

The Socialist Left (SV) has also criticised SAS’ Heavy Maintenance deal with Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd, one of the country’s larger weapons manufacturers.

And the Ministry of Defence barred an Israeli Special Forces soldier from attending a seminar organised by the Norwegian military, which was subsequently cancelled.




Published on Friday, 11th June, 2010 at 15:27 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 11th June 2010 at 18:11.

This post has the following tags: israel, mavi, marmara, german, submarine, thyssenkrupp, oil, fund, socialist, youth, league, mali, steiro, tronsmoen.





  
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