Jerusalem, 5 Jumadal Awwal 1437 (MINA) – Five Palestinian companies threatened of financial losses as Israeli occupation forces banned their product from being marketed in occupied Jerusalem under political and economic pretexts, Palestinian sources reported Saturday.
Palestinian report identified the five companies as Hamoudah, al-Jideedi, Arryan for dairy products as well as Asslwa and Saniora for meat products.
Sources in Hamouda Company reported that Israeli occupation forces has been banning the entry of their company’s products to occupied Jerusalem for the five days in a raw. It explained that the Israel un-expected move would cost the company heavy losses estimated to millions. Hamouda Company constitute 50% of the marketed products in Jerusalem markets.
The source explained that the Israeli decision came after the decrees in the Israeli sales of the same products in Jerusalem markets due to dominance of Palestinian products. Israeli occupation authorities took this decision even though the Palestinian companies were licensed within the Israeli record.
The affected companies addressed the Civil affairs administration and the Agriculture Ministry to get acquaint with the reasons stands behind such decision and the later responded that the decision was unilateral and unexpected. The source said that the Palestinian authorities is studying the suitable react to such move.
Tareq Abu Laban, the General Manager of Marketing at the Ministry of Agriculture noted that there are political reasons stands behind the Israeli decision, explaining that the Israeli side aims to force the PA to deal with Jerusalem as a part of Israel state.
He added that the Israeli Agriculture Ministry asked the Palestinian side to submit privet export models in which they are identified as international exporter. He explained that this step implies political impacts under which the Palestinians are forced to recognize Jerusalem as an Israeli city.
In 2010, Israeli occupation authorities tried to pass such decision, but international figures as well as the Quarter Committee failed the Israeli plan.(T/hna/R07)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)