Palestinian gov't bans five Israeli products from local market

RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 22 (KUNA) — Palestine national conciliation government decided Tuesday to ban entry of five Israeli products and their companies into Palestinian markets, in reaction to Israeli ban of five Palestinian products in east Jerusalem.
In a statement, the Palestinian government said they have asked departments concerned to implement the decision immediately, taking into account the available stock in the markets.
The Israeli occupying forces banned over the past two weeks five Palestinian companies from entering the occupied city of Jerusalem.
The Israeli occupation informed the Palestinian companies that their ban was a political decision.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah called on the international community to intervene and force Israel to abide by previously signed agreements, adding that such “political decision” is considered a violation to all trade agreements.
Last week, the owners of the five Palestinian companies protested the decision in Ofer Crossing near Ramallah, while Israeli forces used tear gas and sound bombs to disperse them. (end) nq.mb