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EU envoy warns of more steps against Israeli settlements
EU envoy warns of more steps against Israeli settlements

John Gatt-Rutter says EU will 'use more tools' to force Israel out of Jewish settlements expansion

World Bulletin / News Desk

The European Union's outgoing envoy to Palestine says the 28-nation bloc is moving forward with measures against Jewish West Bank settlements.

The envoy, John Gatt-Rutter, did not provide a timeframe. But his remarks to reporters Thursday underline European discontent with Israel's continued expansion of settlements in Palestinian territory.

Gatt-Rutter says "there is support within the union to go on." He says there are "more tools" the EU can use.

The EU, Israel's biggest trading partner, is exploring guidelines that would require Israel to label settlement products. It already bars goods produced in settlements from receiving customs exemptions given to Israeli goods.

Gatt-Rutter's remarks come as a grassroots movement promoting boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel is gaining steam.



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