I contacted my parliamentary representative to ask him to try to pressure Israel into releasing her.
It could be argued that I was wasting my time but here is the response to that particular aspect of my enquiry.
With regards to the case of Ahed Tamini, I do appreciate your concerns and I know that the British Government has made representations to the Israeli Government about it. More generally, you may be aware that in 2012, an independent report on Children in Military Custody was funded and facilitated by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Since its publication, Ministers and our Ambassador to Israel have strongly urged the recommendations of the report to be implemented. FCO Minister of State, Alistair Burt MP, raised the issue of children in detention with Israeli authorities when he visited the region in August.
Thank you again for contacting me.
I was going to write back and tell him we could use our trade concessions with Israel as leverage for them to uphold International law. The trade surplus is to their benefit, but restrictions on them selling to us would be a crippling blow considering the size of the relevant economies.
I’ve been trying to discover what favours the EU does for Israel but it’s difficult for me to understand.
Boycott Divest and Sanction.
I did discover that the BDS is having little effect on Israel trade with the UK. In fact it is still going up year on year and if I understood correctly, a large portion of the trade is Pharmaceuticals.
- Dexcel Pharma. …
- Fischer Pharmaceuticals. …
- Mediline Ltd. …
- Rafa Laboratories Ltd. …
- Rekah Group. …
- Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. …
- Trima Ltd. …
- Vitamed Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Dexcel alone offer a huge list of drugs.
Fischer Pharmaceuticals appear to be in to the anti aging market. We all know what a scam that is.
Mediline produce a range of items described here.
Rafa Laboratories work closely with a whole host of companies listed here.
Rekah Group produce pharmaceutical, cosmetic and vitamin products.
Taro pharmaceuticals produce Warfarin and have been warned for poor practices in their Canadian facility by the Food and Drug Administration.
Trima are described as medical suppliers.
Vitamed is engaged in the manufacture of prescription drugs, OTC drugs, dermatological preparations, dermo-cosmetics, vitamins and nutritional supplements. Vitamed is also in the Rekah group.
The irony is not lost on the fact that their close neighbours in Gaza do not get the benefit of these products.
There is only one thing I can add to this disappointing information and that is, wherever possible use natural and herbal remedy sourced in anywhere but Israel.