Nablus governor blocks import of Israeli produce
Published Wednesday 11/04/2012 (updated) 12/04/2012 15:24
The initiative is intended to prodect farmers` livelihoods, a PA official said.
NABLUS (Ma’an) -- The governor of Nablus on Wednesday prevented Israeli potatoes from being introduced to the Palestinian market, in line with an agriculture ministry decision issued this month.
Maj.-Gen. Jibrin al-Bakri said the decision aimed to protect national products and farmers' livelihoods.
The ministry decided this month to remove foreign produce from Palestinian markets, and the governor was implementing that decision, he told Ma'an.