- Apr 13, 2011
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The EU has said it will will bar financial assistance to Israeli groups operating in the occupied territories, underlining its concern that Israeli settlement-building harms prospects for peace with the Palestinians.
Guidelines revealed on Tuesday make clear that, from next year, Israeli "entities" operating in the territories will not be eligible for EU grants, prizes or loans.
The measure will apply to Israeli companies, universities or other bodies operating in areas occupied by Israel since the
1967 war, including the Golan Heights, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
"The EU has made it clear that it will not recognise any changes to pre-1967 borders, other than those agreed by the
parties to the Middle East peace process," a copy of the guidelines seen by the Reuters news agency said.
Read more @: EU bans funding groups in Jewish settlements - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
EU is baning groups working within the occupied territories from getting EU grants, and loans, and various other prizes. :applaud