Student council calls on peers to support goods boycott

Nablus – Ma’an – University student councils offered their full support for the Palestinian Authority boycott of settlement goods on Wednesday, vowing to ensure students implement the embargo.

Head of the An-Najah University student senate Makram Daraghmeh said all Palestinian universities would organize events and activties in the coming days, aimed at encouraging students to participate in the boycott.

“The decision will build and pave the way for the boycott of all Israeli products in the future. It is a decision in favor of popular resistance against the occupation,” Daraghmeh said.

On Tuesday the PA launched the House to House campaign, which will see nearly 3,000 volunteers go door-to-door to distribute pamphlets on how to implement the embargo on settlement goods.

The first leaflet hand-delivered to West Bank residents contained a full list of products, manufacturers and factories producing on illegal West Bank settlements.

In January Prime Minister Salam Fayyad announced that the PA would implement a wide-scale boycott of the illegal produce, creating the National Dignity Fund aimed at supporting the move and encouraging Palestinian and international consumers to opt for locally made Palestinian produce instead.

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