Israel Orders Cease of Cooperation in Projects with EU in West Bank
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon ordered to cease cooperation in joint projects with the European Union in the West Bank Area C, which is territory under Israeli civil and military control. It also will not issue or renew any documents that EU personnel might need for travel in the West Bank or into Gaza from Israel.
The Jerusalem Post daily newspaper reported on Friday, that this decision came in response to new measures the EU has taken to boycott Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The newspaper also added that the IOF will refuse to grant new permits or renew existing permits for EU construction projects in Area C.