The UK moved a step closer to banning economic and cultural boycotts of Israel with chilling anti-BDS legislation included in the Queen's Speech - a move slammed by pro-Palestine activists in the country.
The proposed legislation was included in an address given by Prince Charles to parliament, when the monarch traditionally reads out a speech prepared by the UK government outlining its plans for the year.
Prince Charles announced that legislation to "prevent public bodies engaging in boycotts that undermine community cohesion" would be prepared by the government.
The BBC confirmed that the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Bill will prevent public bodies from imposing sanctions on foreign countries.
This appears aimed at restricting support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement which promotes peaceful civil action against Israel due to its occupation of the Palestinian Territories, the siege on Gaza, and apartheid policies against Palestinians.
BDS has been widely supported by Palestinian activists in the UK and is seen as a key tool of non-violent resistance to Israeli oppression.
We will be following the latest updates on the bill in this liveblog and on The New Arab website.