Barkan Mall

Swedish Company Promises to Relocate from Illegal Settlement

Swedish lock manufacturer Abbas Abloy says it will relocate one of its factories abroad, after scathing criticism from Swedish organisations and negative comments from Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.

The location within the illegal Barkan settlement in the Palestinian West Bank has meant that Assa Abloy has been able to enjoy special tax breaks, as well as the protection of the Israeli military.

On Tuesday night a spokeswoman for Abbas Abloy said that they would investigate whether they were breaking international law by having the factory in the area and if so would relocate their factory.

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