Palestinian customs officers inspect a truck that distributes products of the Israeli Strauss company, at a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
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The Palestinian government has announced products from five Israeli companies will be prevented from entering the occupied West Bank, calling it a response to a similar decision by the Israeli state.Palestinians often threatened to stop buying Israeli products, which represent more than two-thirds of Palestinian imports and amount to nearly $6.5 billion per year.Recently, Israel banned products from five Palestinian businesses from entering occupied Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials.Wednesday, the Israeli military imposed a four-day closure on the West Bank, which started banning Palestinians from entering Israel during the Jewish festival of Purim.
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