European Union decided to ban funding in Israel

2013-07-17 04:26:24 | Al Muslim News
European Union decided to ban funding in Israel


European Union decided to ban funding for projects in Israeli settlements have met with mixed reactions from the region. Palestinians have welcome the decision, while Israel angered on the decision. European Commission guidelines which were adopted last month and are expected to be published this week, are to apply to areas Israel captured in the 1967 War, including the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. Sandra de Waele, the head of political affairs for the EU delegation to Israel, told media that the guidelines had been drawn up as a result of Israeli frustration with continued settlement expansion. The EU guidelines will prohibit Israel for any type of grants, funding, prizes or scholarships unless a settlement exclusion clause is included. Israeli institutions and bodies situated across the pre-1967 Green Line including the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed will be automatically ineligible. The EU currently provides millions of euros in grants to Israeli institutions and private companies. In future though, any Israeli organization or individual who seeks EU funding will be required to sign a clause pledging that they operate strictly within the country's pre-1967 borders..

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