Thursday, 11 September 2014

After Gaza offensive, West Bank boycott of Israel gains strength

The boycott of Israeli products across the West Bank has led to a noticeable difference for Palestinian industries, as many Palestinians have shunned Israeli products in favor of local equivalents.

Although calls for an economic boycott have existed for decades, the movement has been revived in the wake of the Israeli assault on Gaza.

Hundreds have taken to the streets to express their opposition to Israeli products, including in Ramallah, where members of families of those killed by Israeli forces launched a campaign entitle "Boycott the suppliers of our children's killers."

The secretary-general of the National Gathering of Palestinian Martyrs' Families, the group that organized the campaign, said that "the children of those killed are the most capable of expressing this cause and encouraging Palestinians to boycott Israeli products." more


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