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27 Jul, 2013

Israelis Show Europeans Who’s The Boss

In response to the European Union’s new guidelines banning cooperation with Israeli settlements, Israel has decided to limit the movement of EU representatives in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon ordered defense officials to halt cooperation on the ground with EU representatives. This includes any assistance to EU infrastructure projects in Area C, which is under full Israeli civilian and military control. Ya’alon also plans to make it more difficult for EU officials to pass through the Erez Crossing, to the Gaza Strip or back to Israel.

In his decision, Ya’alon adopted a list of recommendations he received from the coordinator of government activities in the territories, Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot. Israel’s security establishment would adopt a cold shoulder policy toward EU activities in the territories, Haaretz learned from security sources Friday morning.

Read the rest: Defense Minister Ya’alon limits EU projects in West Bank, Gaza  | Haaretz.