Israeli ministry calls for sanctioning local firms over joining Palestinian boycott

09:45, January 25, 2011      

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Israel's Ministry of National Infrastructures on Sunday called for sanctioning local firms that boycott Israeli companies located in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, as a stipulation of tenders to take part in building the Palestinian city of Rawabi, near Ramallah.

Minister Uzi Landau said his office would not "tolerate discrimination between different groups of citizens that is contrary to the basic values of the State of Israel."

Ministry media adviser Chen Ben Lulu told Xinhua on Monday that Landau instructed major national authorities, including The Israel Electric Company, the Mekorot national water company, and national oil and natural gas authorities not to do business with companies that agreed to the terms of the Palestinian boycott.

"What I would suggest to firms -- certainly those connected with my ministry," Landau told Israel Radio, "is to demand an agreement from companies they deal with stating that they will not agree to perform any work, anywhere, under any conditions, that includes a stipulation not to purchase goods manufactured by Israeli companies anywhere within the State of Israel or in Judea or Samaria (the West Bank)."

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