The Palestinian “prime minister” Salam Fayyad called on his people to boycott the Israeli products. Fayyad told reporters on Sunday weekly meeting that the boycott is in protest of the Israel’s withholding of funds to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority. Fayyad stated that the boycott should apply to all Israeli products, not just those made in the Israeli settlements.
The Israel occupation government holds 100 million dollars from collecting the taxes imposed on the Palestinian products which pass through the Israeli ports. According the deadly Oslo agreement, the tax money must be transferred monthly to the Palestinian authority in the occupied West Bank.
The Israeli government cut off the funds after the Palestinians won upgraded recognition at the United Nations last month.
Fayyad called on the Arab States to provide the PA with a quick financial assistance, stressing that the Palestinians support, it is not only through the vote at the United Nations or issued supporting statements.
Fayyad said, addressing Arab States: “you decided “financial safety net” to support the Palestinian Authority before we apply for membership to the United Nations and we hope that you will be hasty to implement your decision before the collapse of our power.
It should be noted that the Arab states agreed to provide the PA with a monthly “financial safety net” to help President Mahmoud Abbas’s government cope with an economic crisis after the United Nations granted de facto statehood to Palestine.