The EU Targets the Palestinians

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Pinhas Inbari - The EU policy of labeling products manufactured in territories east of the 1949 Armistice Lines undermines the joint Palestinian-Israeli West Bank industrial zones that provide excellent employment to some 35,000 Palestinians, who with their families account for some 200,000 people. These zones have no connection to "settlements." Business and commercial enterprises in these 15 zones provide employment for Palestinian workers who cannot find alternative work in the PA-controlled territories. Europe is willfully ignoring the thousands of Palestinian workers who welcome Israeli commercial enterprises in the West Bank and depend on these industrial zones to support their families. The writer, a Middle East analyst at the Jerusalem Center, is a leading expert on the Arab world and Islam.

2018-06-22 00:00:00

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