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Why did the BDS movement react so strongly when Abbas declared that they should not boycott Israel?

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Why did the BDS movement react so strongly when Mahmoud Abbas declared in South Africa that Palestinians should only boycott settlements, but not Israel? Matthew Kalman explains the stakes:

It wasn’t quite a denunciation of the BDS campaign, but the remarks threatened to transform the boycott from its self-image as the principled projection of native Palestinian policy to the bastard foreign child of freelance troublemakers.

(from http://honestreporting.com/israel-daily-news-stream-12182013/)

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