Palestinian Minister of Economy Khaled al-Osaily announced Monday that his ministry decided to ban the entry of Israeli products to the Palestinian markets.
He told Xinhua that the decision will be applicable to Israeli vegetables, fruits, soda drinks, mineral waters and juices, adding that "the decision will take effect within 48 hours."
Al-Osaily said that the decision to ban the entry of Israeli products was an immediate response to Israel's ban of the import of Palestinian agricultural products.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Economy's report, the value of Palestinian agricultural products exported to Israeli markets reached 88 million U.S. dollars in 2018.
The report also said that Palestine imported agricultural products from Israel with a value of 600 million dollars in 2018.
Earlier on Monday, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said his government will discuss during its cabinet meeting next week the commercial relationship with Israel in light of the Israeli ban of Palestinian products.