More Companies Out of West Bank!

Assa Abloy-the world’s largest Swedish lock manufacturer, moved its factory in the Barkan Industrial Zone in the West Bank to a town in Israel proper. The move was prompted by a report from a Swedish human rights group, Diakonia, the business-monitoring NGO SwedWatch and the Church of Sweden.

“It was not seen appropriate to have a factory there,” said Ann Holmberg, a company spokeswoman.

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