West Bank boycott takes aim at Israeli food products

Opponents and advocates of boycotting Israel agree that it is an important tactic in the Palestinian struggle
In February, a committee representing factions of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), trade unions and popular associations announced the boycott of six major Israeli food companies in the West Bank. “We’re reacting to an Israeli government decision to withhold Palestinian tax revenues…They’re withholding our money, but they are losing money too…We’re satisfied with the public response. Most shops have stopped stocking Israeli goods.”Although the boycott was widely welcomed by Palestinians, its scope and its implementation have been criticized.A statement issued by the BDS added that it hoped for steps beyond the boycott, calling on the PA leadership to suspend security coordination with Israel. BDS also opposed the fact that the boycott appeared to be temporary.
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