by: Shmulik Grossman
Israel must use the Palestinian Authority’s funds in its possession to compensate the boycotted factories.” The Yesha Council urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to declare that he would not take part in the proximity talks with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who the settlers say is leading “economic terror” against Israel.
The Council added that Israel must not allow Palestinian exports and imports until the boycott is canceled. In the coming days, every Palestinian home in the West Bank will receive a detailed list of 500 products the PA has decided to boycott. The campaign against Israeli products is backed by a recently passed law entailing prison sentences and fines.
The new law states that anyone who deals in products produced in settlements will be imprisoned for two-to-five years and pay a fine of up to US $15,000. Those who import settlement products into the Palestinian territories are threatened with three-to-six years [of imprisonment], fines of up to US $3,000 and the confiscation of their licenses and vehicles.
The campaign, which sees itself as spearheading the PA’s non-violent resistance, plans to administer brochures to each home in an attempt to educate Palestinians on which products are no longer allowed. The Palestinian prime minister himself burnt products produced in settlements several months ago.
The products included in the brochure include Mey Eden products from “the occupied Golan Heights”, Shamir Salads, Bagel Bagel, Zuriel dairy products, Super Drink, Betili, Carmel Carpets and Rav Bariach products produced in the settlement of Barkan, Gazoz products manufactured in Mishor Adumim and Ahava cosmetics produced in Mitzpe Shalem.
Posted on May 20, 2010
Source: Ynetnews, May 18, 2010
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