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Israel Bars Palestinians From Exporting Produce via Jordan

• www.haaretz.com, Jack Khoury and Hagar Shezaf

Israel banned on Sunday the export of Palestinian produce via Jordan, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Maj. Gen. Kamil said, marking a further escalation in a trade dispute between Israel and the Palestinians that began in October.

According to the office of Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, the move is part of the sanctions that Israel placed on the Palestinian Authority after the PA limited the import of calves from Israel. The sanctions are tiered, and will be increased so long as the crisis remains unresolved. 

"Let it be stressed that as soon as the Palestinian Authority reverses its decision to harm the cattle trade with Israel and the free market" the order will be rescinded, said a statement from Kamil's office.

Jordanian officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


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