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PA seeks to replace Israel goods with Arab items

October 14, 2019 at 10:22 am

Household goods are seen at Palestinian exhibition [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

Palestinian Authority (PA) government is planning to replace Israeli goods with Arab goods in the Palestinian markets, government spokesman Ibrahim Melhem said yesterday.

His remarks came as Israel warned that agricultural commodities could be stopped from entering the Palestinian markets because of the PA’s plans to diversify the sources of its imports.

The PA said such action would be an extension of Israel’s settlement and annexation policy in the occupied West Bank.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the PA government stressed that it is sticking to its right to diversify its economic resources based on the Paris Economic Protocol.

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90% of rotten goods in WestBank made in Israel - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

90% of rotten
goods in West Bank made in Israel – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]