Israel Bans Palestinian Products Inside Occupied Palestinian Territory

The Israeli decision came after a decrease in sales of Israeli products in Occupied Jerusalem.
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    Five Palestinian companies warned of financial losses as Israeli occupation forces banned their products from being marketed in occupied Jerusalem, under political and economic pretexts, Palestinian sources reported Saturday.

    A report identified the five companies as Hamoudah, al-Jideedi, Arryan, distributers of dairy products, as well as Asslwa and Saniora, associated with meat products.

    Hamouda company sources said that Israeli occupation forces has been banning the entry of their company’s products to occupied Jerusalem for the fifth day in a row, according to Al Ray. Hamdoua explained that un-expected move, by Israel, would cost the company heavy losses estimated at millions. Hamouda company constitutes 50% of the marketed products in Jerusalem.

    The source explained that the Israeli decision came after a decrease in Israeli sales of the same products, in Jerusalem markets, due to dominance of Palestinian products. Israeli occupation authorities put this decision into action even though the Palestinian companies were licensed within the Israeli record.

    The affected companies addressed the Civil Affairs administration and the Agriculture Ministry, to become acquainted with the reasons behind such decision, and the latter responded that the decision was unilateral and unexpected. The source said that Palestinian authorities are contemplating a suitable reaction to such a move.

    Tareq Abu Laban, the General Manager of Marketing at the Ministry of Agriculture, noted that there are political reasons behind the Israeli decision, explaining that the Israeli side aims to force the PA to deal with Jerusalem as a part of Israeli state.

    He added that the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture asked the Palestinian side to submit private export models in which they are identified as international exporter. He explained that this step implies political impacts under which the Palestinians are forced to recognize Jerusalem as an Israeli city.

    In 2010, Israeli occupation authorities tried to pass a similar decision. But, international figures, as well as the Quarter Committee, thwarted the plan.

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    • Devilworshipper

      Another good reason for BDS against Israel

    • Slingerss

      If you can’t WIN, then CHEAT ~ Israel

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    • Kevin O’Connor

      Only if the US main media would actually cover whats going on in Israel/Palestine. Its unreal that today’s journalists ignore the real story. (besides Mint Press News of course) What are they teaching in Journalism school these days? Columbia University should be ashamed of its grads.

      • tapatio

        95% of US mainstream media is owned by only SIX corporations. Those six corporations are Jewish controlled and affiliated with AIPAC and, indirectly, with the Rothschild predatory banking cartel, which spawned Zionism and Israel.

        If you want a well paying job in “journalism” in the US today, you WILL toe the Zionist line.

        • PJ London

          Nothing changes.

          ” There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job.

          If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. “

          Attributed to John Swinton, the former “Chief of Staff” (Senior Journalist?) at the New York Times, who made this candid confession Circa 1880

    • navre12

      Once more Netanyahu and his religious cronies come down with their continued draconian and punitive measures to collectively punish Palestinians and once more Netanyahu forces my moral obligation to support the BDS movement.

      • tapatio

        Please understand that religion in Israel is NOTHING but a mask and sop for the Jewish sheeple in Palestine. The ONLY gods of Zionism and its predatory bankster masters are POWER and GREED.