Despite security warnings, Israel halts import of Palestinian produce

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
December 18, 2018 20:10
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Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel ordered Wednesday to halt the import to Israel of Palestinian produce from the West Bank, according to Channel 2 News.

Ariel's decision comes despite recommendations from Israeli security officials that the ban would seriously harm the Palestinian economy and escalate tensions between Israel and the Palestinians.

The decision will cause a loss of up to a million shekels a day to the Palestinian economy, according to the report.

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