Archive for the ‘Rawabi’ tag
The sewage from the settlement of Ateret flows into the area’s streams. The people of Ateret have expressed objection to the creation of the Palestinian planned city of Rawabi in the area, citing, amongst other things, that sewage disposal for the city has yet to be resolved.
The Knesset approved the first reading of the boycott bill, which is intended to penalize Israeli citizens who take part in any financial, cultural, or academic boycott of Israel. The bill will enable the courts to levy punitive fines on Israelis taking part in such boycotts if charged by persons or organizations affected by the boycott. 32 MKs supported the law, 12 opposed.
The law calls on the minister of finance to exclude Israeli companies bidding for government tenders if they’ve signed contracts with entities requiring them to take part in boycotting Israel. This clause was formulated following the discovery that Israeli companies signed contracts for work on construction of the Palestinian city of Rawabi, under which they were required not to procure any products of Jewish settlements or employ Jewish settlers, for any of the work done for Rawabi.
The Finance Committee called upon the government to halt cooperation of Israeli companies with the Palestinian boycott on Israeli products in the Occupied West Bank, Occupied East Jerusalem, and the Occupied Golan Heights. Committee Chair MK Carmel Shama-Hacohen said that “before the companies’ cranes start building Rawabi, the cranes of the finance committee will make this move into a losing one.”
The Shomron Settler Committee has launched a Rawabi hotline. The committee pledges a 500 NIS reward for any person to give the name of a company building in the Palestinian city of Rawabi and boycotting settlement products.
48 MKs signed a petition to the government ministers to stop cooperating with 20 Israeli companies. The companies in question signed a contract with the Palestinian Authority, in which they agree not to purchase any products of settlements in the West Bank, in Eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, for the purposes of the construction of the new Palestinian town of Rawabi. Among the signatories are Dahlia Itzik (Kadima), Roni Bar-On (Kadima), Yoel Hasson (Kadima), Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) and Aryeh Eldad (Ha’Ichud Ha’Leumi). (Hebrew)