cutting off the nose to spite the face - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David G
    • 02.04.10 | 21:48 (IDT)

    It is absolutely self destructive is indicative of a major problem. If Fayyad truly wants to create a Palestinian economy he needs to give Palestinians who work in the settlements a reason to quit by offering jobs. Promises of this do not feed and clothe people. And please do not give me the excuse that Israel is preventing these jobs from being created, that is irrelevant. Excuses and justifications are not replacements for employment. In addition, this will do little to hurt the settlements, any needed labor can be drawn from Israelis at a slightly higher cost, or imported from Asia. The Palestinians, as always, will be the ones who will lose.

    from the article: Who will a Palestinian boycott of settler economy really hurt?
    First published 01:07 02.04.10 | Last updated 11:40 02.04.10
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