Aug 25, 2012

Bullshit, #BDS #Israel: Mayor claims settlement boycott harms Palestinian economy

The Mayor of Ma'ale Adumim has claimed that South Africa's decision to boycott products produced in the illegal Israeli settlement will harm the Palestinian economy and workers.
Israeli newspaper Maariv reported that Beni Kashriel, the mayor of the occupied East Jerusalem settlement, has sent an urgent letter to South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to complain about the boycott. In it he argues that boycotting Ma'ale Adumim's products or labelling goods as 'products produced in settlements built on West Bank soil' will have a negative effect not only on the settlement but also local Palestinians. Read more, here.