BREAKING NEWS: PA considers banning work in Israeli settlements December 14, 2009

Ma’an News Agency -  13 December 2009


Ramallah’s political echelon is considering a decision to ban work in settlements and to find alternative jobs for Palestinians who already work in them, sources told Ma’an.

The Palestinian Authority leadership wants to recruit international support for an end to settlement building in order to protect Palestinian land being confiscated for that purpose.

“It is unacceptable to ask the whole world to support us and stop settlement activities while we can’t take a decision to prevent Palestinian labor in settlements,” an official said. “This decision will need strategic planning and financial support rather than just political slogans.”

In November, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a partial slowdown on the expansion of West Bank settlements in what he said was a bid to bring the PA to the negotiating table. The PA said the measure did not comply with Israel’s prior commitments in the peace process, which were to freeze all expansion and land appropriation.

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