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Fayyad calls on int´l community to boycott settlement goods (JERUSALEM POST) By KHALED ABU TOAMEH 06/03/12)Source: http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=272525 JERUSALEM POST JERUSALEM POST Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
PA prime minister meets senior South African official in Ramallah, thanking him for country´s recent decision to outlaw the labeling of settler products as "Made in Israel," calls on world to follow suit.

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Sunday called on the international community to follow suit with South Africa and boycott products of Israeli settlements.

Fayyad praised South Africa´s recent decision to outlaw the labeling of settler products as "Made in Israel."

The South African Ministry of Trade last month published a notice in the Government Gazette requiring traders |not to incorrectly label products that originate from the Occupied Palestinian Territory as products of Israel."

Fayyad met in Ramallah with the head of the South Africa Representative Office and thanked him for the decision.

Fayyad expressed hope that such boycotts would be endorsed by the entire international community.

He also hailed the "extraordinary historic relations between Palestine and South Africa."

In a related envelopment, the PA decided last weekend to ban Israeli potatoes from markets in Nablus.

The decision was taken at the request of PA Minister of Agriculture Walid Assaf, said a spokesman for the Nablus governor. The ban, he explained, was designed to protect Palestinian farmers and allow them to market their produce in "reasonable prices." (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 06/03/12)


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