Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Sunday called on
Palestinians to boycott not only settler products, but all Israelimanufactured
“We call on Palestinian citizens to stop purchasing Israeli goods
as a way of resisting the occupation,” Fayyad told Palestinian reporters in
He said his call for a total boycott of Israeli products came
also in response to the Israeli government’s decision to withhold tax revenues
belonging to the PA.
Fayyad urged the Arab countries to fulfill their
promise to provide the PA with $100 million each month to solve its severe
He said that the $100m. was less than a third of what
the PA government needs to meet its monthly financial obligations.
noted that although this was not the first time that Israel had withheld funds,
this time it took the liberty to use the money.
Fayyad was referring to
the government’s decision to transfer more than NIS 450m. to the Israel
Electricity Company to pay the PA’s debts.
Fayyad called for convening an
emergency Arab summit to discuss the financial crisis in the PA.