The European Union has decided to bar all 28 member states from using any EU funds for projects in Israel’s illegal settlements. Also beginning in 2014, all bilateral contracts must include a clause stating that East Jerusalem al-Quds, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Golan Heights are not a part of Israel.
The directive will primarily affect research projects and financial grants.
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- EU takes tougher stance on Israeli settlements (guardian.co.uk)
- ‘Earthquake’ directive bans EU financial support to Israeli settlements (rt.com)
- Israel condemns EU ban on funds for settlements (irishtimes.com)