PA declares boycott on Israeli products

May 8, 2010 - 0:0

Acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas has imposed a boycott on trading commodities produced by the Israeli settlers.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) seeks to tighten a boycott on Israeli products by urging Palestinians against buying at Israeli supermarkets in the occupied West Bank.
PA official Hassan Abu Libdeh said Thursday that Palestinians must steer clear of the two Israeli-founded Rami Levy supermarkets there, The Jerusalem Post reported.
Late last month, acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas outlawed the buying and selling of commodities produced by the Israelis living in the occupied territories.
The development comes as Tel Aviv continues to defy international calls for a halt to the illegal settlement construction in the West Bank, occupied by the Israelis in 1967 and later annexed.
The Palestinian side says Tel Aviv has to completely halt the settlement expansions in order for peace talks to resume.
Libdeh said the boycott was meant to rid the Palestinian market of settlement products and enhance the Palestinians' confidence in their self-sufficiency.
The effort is also intended to encourage the 27-member European Union to avoid trade with enterprises that are based in the settlements.
(Source: Press TV)
Photo: Acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas -