Monday, January 18, 2010

Every shekel buys a bullet

"It is a much-repeated complaint in this Palestinian city. While the Palestinian Authority prime minister dramatically set fire to goods from Jewish settlements last week, and the government urged its citizens to boycott these products, Israel still has a chokehold on a captive market in the occupied West Bank, making it almost impossible for local companies to compete.
Anwar Hamad, who was clothes-shopping with his pregnant wife and two children in Ramallah, said: “People who buy Israeli products without thinking don’t have a goal in life." He already takes care to buy Palestinian whenever possible, and Israeli only as a last resort. “Each shekel spent on Israeli products is supporting the occupation,” he said. “Every shekel buys a bullet.” "

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