Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday called on the European Union to implement a full boycott of Jewish communities in the so-called "occupied territories."
The EU has already published new guidelines banning member states from investing in or doing business with Israeli companies with a presence in Judea and Samaria. Private companies are still free do to so.
Abbas wants the EU to go a step further and enforce a full boycott of all goods produced in the Jewish settlements.
"I call on European companies and foreign companies doing business in the settlements to put an end to their activities," the AFP quoted the Palestinian leader as saying following his meeting with European Council President Herman van Rompuy.
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