Fayyad calls on int´l community to boycott settlement goods (JERUSALEM POST) By KHALED ABU TOAMEH 06/03/12)
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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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