RAMALLAH, January 3 (JMCC) - Some 20 Israeli companies have been contracted to aid in constructing the Palestinian town of Rawabi, reports
the Jerusalem Post.
The fact was reported as part of a larger article on a boycott of the companies planned by Israeli lawmakers who said that these companies had sold the soul of Zionism by participating in the project.
Apparently, companies who are helping to build the first Palestinian planned city just north of Ramallah
in the West Bank
signed a contract stipulating they would not provide goods or services originating in Israeli settlements
in the occupied territories.
The contractual obligation has infuriated right-wing Israeli lawmakers, who accuse the companies of joining the Palestinian boycott of settlement products.
Construction on the city of Rawabi has been stalled due to Israeli opposition to the opening of a connecting road which falls in an area under Israeli control according to past peace agreements.