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Will Palestinians take advantage of EU decision to label settlement products?

Palestinians are seeking to achieve economic gains from the EU decision to label products from settlements, by increasing their exports to EU markets.
Boxes of cherry tomatoes from the Gaza Strip bound for Europe are seen at the Kerem Shalom crossing terminal March 2, 2011. Israel further eased its blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Wednesday by permitting a first truckload of tomatoes exports to pass through their common frontier, officials said. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS FOOD AGRICULTURE) - RTR2JBUI
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — At a meeting in Brussels on Nov. 11, the European Commission decided to label the products that are made in the Israeli settlements within the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Although the Palestinian state and government welcomed the EU decision and perceived it as a political success against the settlements, it remains insufficient, which pushed Palestinians to demand further escalation to reach a boycott.

Through coordination between the Palestinian government and the private sector, Palestine is seeking to achieve economic advantages by replacing settlement products with Palestinian products in European cities.

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