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Motorcade to Karak to celebrate city’s boycott of ‘Zionist products’

By Muath Freij - Apr 23,2015 - Last updated at Apr 23,2015

AMMAN — Members of the Jordanian National Campaign to Thwart the Gas Deal with the Zionist Entity are planning to organise a motorcade from the capital to Karak on Friday in recognition of its residents’ decision not to sell “Zionist products”. 

Participants in the motorcade will gather outside the Professional Associations Complex in Shmeisani at 9:30am and leave at 10am. 

Upon their arrival, they will hold an event outside the complex’s branch in Karak, according to Hisham Bustani, the coordinator of the campaign. 

Bustani said stores in the city, 140km south of Amman, do not carry Israeli products.

“Owners of grocery stores and vegetable markets do not sell Zionist products,” he told The Jordan Times over the phone on Thursday.

He said the campaign wanted to highlight this achievement and encourage other cities to follow in Karak’s footsteps. 

“The fact is that the volume of trade between Jordan and Israel is really low as well as the percentage of consumption, because people do not want to support Zionist products,” Bustani added. 

He said some vendors mislead their consumers by not mentioning the source of the products so that they buy them.

“The campaign focuses on the gas deal, because if it happens, all Jordanians will have effectively normalised ties with the Zionist enemy because no one can avoid using gas, but people can avoid buying vegetables or any other commodity,” Bustani added. 

Jordan signed a peace deal with Israel in 1994.

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