RAMALLAH, Monday, February 3, 2020 (WAFA) - Minister of Agriculture Riyad Atari said the government has decided to prevent the entry of Israeli products into the Palestinian market.
The minister, in a statement to WAFA, said the government’s decision came in response to Israeli Minister of ‘Defense‘ Neftali Bennet’s decision to ban the entry of Palestinian agricultural products into Israel.
Bennet’s decision came in retaliation to a four-months-long Palestinian Authority ban on importing Israeli calves.
The minister stressed that this decision, which will ban the entry of Israeli vegetables, fruits, carbonated soft drinks, juices, and mineral water into Palestinian market, aims to support Palestinian farmers’ steadfast and Palestinian national products.
This decision shall enter into force in 48 hours.