Thursday, December 27, 2007
A Palestinian parliamentary inquiry has found that four Palestinian companies sold cement to Israeli firms building Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
BBC, Thursday, 10 June, 2004
"The cement, imported from Egypt, was to have been used to build houses for homeless Palestinians.
The matter will now be referred to the Palestinian attorney-general, MP Hassan Khreisha told Reuters news agency.
He said there was no evidence any of the cement was used in the construction of Israel's West Bank security barrier.
The Palestinian firms reportedly sent 420,000 tons of cement to Israel.
The cement had "gone to build Israeli houses - settlement units," Mr Khreisha said.
An Israeli television report earlier this year had suggested that a company owned by the family of the Palestinian Prime Minister, Ahmed Qurei, had provided cement for the concrete slabs in the barrier......"