Palestinians seeking to disengage economically from Israel
[Ynet] Aiming to end the reliance on Israel and counter the U.S. plan for the region, the Paleostinian prime minister is looking for trading partners and investment in Amman and Baghdad; 'The move is part of the Paleostinian development strategy for 2017-2020,' says PA official Abd al-Rahman.
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Paleostinian leaders are spearheading a new effort to reduce their economic dependence on Israel by approaching Arab states for economic cooperation and agreements in a move meant to help counter the Trump Administration’s so-called deal of the century peace project.
Over the past two weeks, a delegation headed by Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh visited Iraq and Jordan, where senior Paleostinian officials discussed proposals for new economic understandings and emphasized the importance of "maintaining the priority of the Paleostinian cause among Arab states in order to unite efforts to end the Israeli occupation."
Azmy Abd al-Rahman, spokesperson for the Paleostinian Authority’s Economy Ministry, told The Media Line that reducing dependence on Israel was the top priority of the ministry and the government.
"The move is part of the Paleostinian development strategy for 2017-2020," Abd al-Rahman said. "We are currently studying which Israeli products the Paleostinian market can dispense with."
He said that currently, 85 percent of Paleostinian exports go to Israel, while 60% of Paleostinian imports come from Israel.
"We follow a plan of gradual withdrawal (from trading with Israel) by steps," he said.
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-07-21