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Palestinians Still Buying Israeli Settlement Goods

While international efforts increase against Israeli settlement goods, many Palestinians in the West Bank are failing to heed the boycott call.
A man pushes a shopping cart outside a Super-Sol supermarket in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Mishor Adumim near Jerusalem May 5, 2013. Ten large business groups, including Israeli tycoon Nochi Dankner's IDB conglomerate, control about 30 percent of the market value of public companies in Israel. Super-Sol, Israel's largest supermarket chain, is part of Dankner's conglomerates'  pyramid. Picture taken May 5, 2013. To match ISRAEL-ECONOMY/TYCOONS   REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS
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On July 23, a Palestinian court ordered the release of products that customs officers had confiscated as they made their way from the Israeli Burkan settlement toward the West Bank city of Salfit, a Palestinian official informed Al-Monitor.

The judge’s decision left the customs officials in a state of shock and anger, but a court order must be obeyed and they were thus compelled to return goods worth tens of thousands of shekels to their Palestinian owner. One customs officer later sarcastically said to Al-Monitor, “That’s justice for you!”

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