RAMALLAH, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Palestine on Friday slammed Bahrain's decision to import goods from the "illegal" Israeli settlements under its normalization agreement with Israel reached two months ago.
"The Israeli settlements are illegal and built on the occupied lands of Palestine," Hussein al-Sheikh, head of civil affairs in the Palestinian Authority, said in a press statement.
"There are international decisions to boycott the products made in the Israeli settlements," al-Sheikh noted.
Meanwhile, Sami Abu Zuhri, spokesman of Hamas movement, said in a press statement that Bahrain's decision "represents a violation of international law and an indication of standing on the side of the occupier."
He called on the Bahraini people "to pressure their government to stop making hostile decisions against the Palestinian people."
Bahraini Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism Zayed bin Rashid Al-Zayani announced earlier that his country would not discriminate between products made in Israeli settlements and those made in Israel, Israel Radio International reported. Enditem