July 10, 2015
How the Boycott Hurts Palestinians – Brett Kline (Ha’aretz)
In the West Bank village of Husan, near Bethlehem, workshops, construction supply depots, garages and stores all have signs in Arabic and Hebrew, and they are busy with both Israeli and Palestinian customers.
Boycott proponents would find that in Husan and dozens of other villages like it in the West Bank, Palestinian entrepreneurs and workers want more contact with Israelis, not less.
“For us, the boycott, the moukata’a, is ridiculous….Cutting ties would be a death wish,” states Samir, 34, owner of a carpentry workshop.
It appears that most BDS proponents in the West care more about trying to damage Israel than they do about improving Palestinians’ lives.