The Palestinian Authority has called on the public to boycott several large supermarket chains in the West Bank that carry Israeli products.
Israeli settlement products currently enjoy an estimated 15 per cent share of the Palestinian market, according to the minister of economy.'Good move'Al Jazeera's Nour Odeh, reporting from Ramallah, says the move to ban settlement products from the shelves will take time and require awareness among Palestinian consumers. "The government argues that it is through this boycott, that they are now striking back at the illegal settlements - product by product," she said.
"This is a very good step to support the Palestinian economy. It will provide the opportunity to improve Palestinians products and solve the unemployment problem.
"The decision will allow Palestinians to say: 'No to the occupation, we are not going to pay for the bulldozers that destroy our houses and for the bullets that kill our people'."