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Leicester City Council is proposing to boycott Israel after a motion was put forward condemning it for “continuing to ignore and breach international law” and “continuing its occupation of Palestinian territories”.

Spinney Hills Councillor Mohammed Dawood, who travelled to the West Bank in September, proposed that the council boycott Israeli products deriving from the settlements “in so far as it is legal”.

Mayor of Leicester Sir Peter Soulsby said: “The situation in the West Bank is not unlike that of apartheid in South Africa and nobody would argue we were not right to condemn that as an authority.”