The Palestinian Authority Thursday welcomed South Africa's decision
to order that products from the settlements be labeled in a special
manner, and not carry a Made in Israel tag.
The PA also called on the EU to ban imports of settlement products.
Abdel Hafiz Nofal, a senior official with the PA Ministry of Economy,
pointed out that South Africa was not banning settler products, but
only labeling them with a special tag so that those who wish to boycott
would be able to do so.
He said that if Israel chooses to forge the labels to avoid exposing
the source of the products, this would create a political crisis with
Abdel Hafiz said that the PA has thanked South Africa for the
decision to label settler products. He added that the PA was prepared to
provide South Africa and other countries with information about any
goods manufactured in the settlements.
The PA official urged all EU countries to follow suit and impose similar restrictions on settler products.
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