SHORT-SIGHTED, DECLINES WILL CONTINUE
Though warned in no uncertain terms earlier this year about the inability of its protector to stave off international condemnation and isolation as well as economic actions (such as formal sanctions and informal BDS, the Jewish military state charged ahead with its revenge bombing of Gaza. Its economy was already faltering and feeling the weight of successive divestments of major pension funds, academic boycotts and the growing popular movement around the world. The EU decided to enforce its own labelling laws and require that goods grown or produced in occupied Palestine be truthfully labelled, so individual consumers could make an informed choice. This has caused significant damage to the settlement colony industries. And that was before its genocide project in Gaza. It’s only going to get worse for the Jewish military state.
18 July, 2014 Middle East Monitor
There has been a 40 per cent reduction in trade in Israeli cities since Israel began its military operation in Gaza, Israel’s Channel Two said today.
Since July 7, Israel has waged raids across the Gaza Strip in a military operation it calls “Operation Protective Edge”.
Channel Two reported officials at the Israeli Export Institute saying that there has been a noticeable decline in import and export operations between Israeli cities, especially in the cities of central and southern Israel, which have become an easy target for rockets by Palestinian factions in Gaza.
An Anadolu reporter described southern Israel as being famous for its agricultural land, which is irrigated, in addition to farming for livestock, some dairy plants and factories for packaging and canning crops, in order to be exported to markets in Israel, or to foreign markets.
A few days ago the news site published remarks by the Chairman of the Histadrut (General Organisation of Workers in the Land of Israel) Avi Nissenkorn in which he asked Finance Minister Yair Lapid to issue directives immediately to compensate the owners of factories and shops in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip for indirect losses caused as a result of the security situation.
Israel’s current offensive has led to the death of 260 Palestinians and wounded 1,980 others, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.