UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Israeli and Palestinian authorities have agreed to lift mutual sanctions on agricultural supplies, according to Israeli agency Ynet.
“Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said Thursday that agricultural supplies from the Palestinian Authority to Israel will resume , and the Palestinian Authority said it will lift the ban on the import of Israeli calves,” the statement said.
The decision to lift the ban was made at the negotiations led by Major General Kamil Abu-Rukun, coordinator of the Israeli government in the Palestinian territories.
In turn, the Minister of National Economy of Palestine, Riyad Al-Atari, said that the new agreement allows the Palestinian side to import calves directly from around the world without restrictions.
“The first batch of calves will be imported from Portugal in 40 days,” the minister added.
The Minister of Agriculture has confirmed that these arrangements, formulated through international mediation, will enter into force next Sunday.
A ban on the supply of Palestinian agricultural products was introduced by Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett earlier this month. This was the next step of the “trade war” between the parties. Palestinian authorities had previously banned the import of calves from Israel.
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