Khaled: The government should give the model in boycotting settlement goods

PNN/ Ramallah/

Tayseer Khaled, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, called on all relevant authorities in the Palestinian National Authority, especially the Ministry of National Economy, to present the example and prevent the entry of Israeli goods, especially products of the settlements, to the Palestinian markets, and to impose strict restrictions on agencies that import Israeli products in Palestine, especially those who have a national alternative, such as vegetables, fruits, soft drinks, juices, mineral water, dairy products, medicines, etc., as a serious step encouraging national industry and the national product and creating job opportunities for tens of thousands of unemployed Palestinians.

This came as a response to the Palestinian Minister of Economy Khaled Al-Asaily’s, who called European countries  to boycott Israeli settlement goods, produced in illegal settlements built by Israel in contravention of international law in the Palestinian territories occupied since  June 1967.

Tayseer Khaled renewed calling Palestinian political and societal forces parties, factions, trade unions, mass unions, and civil society organizations of all kinds to be engaged in BDS in two directions, the first of which is to pressure the government, its ministries and departments concerned, and push them to act responsibly in this direction and present the model to activate the decision by Law No. (4) of (2010) regarding prohibiting and combating settlement products , the second of which is to launch a house-to-house boycott campaign for all Israeli products, especially goods produced in settlements, and transforming the boycott into a daily way of life  of  Palestinians.

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