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        10/23/2013, Cheshvan 19, 5774

      Abbas Calls to Boycott Judea & Samara Businesses


      Mahmoud Abbas, the chairman of the Palestinian Authority called for European companies to boycott any business based in Jewish communities located in Yehuda (Judea) and Shomron (Samaria). "I call on European companies and foreign companies doing business in the 'settlements' [sic] to put an end to their activities," he told the president of the European Council Herman van Rompuy in Belgium.

      Residents of Judea and Samaria have argued that such boycotts may be counter productive since the businesses employ both Israeli and PA authority residents.