EU funding PA de-facto seizure of Area C, Intelligence Ministry warns

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EU funding PA de-facto seizure of Area C, Intelligence Ministry warns
An annual EU sum of some 20 million euros is earmarked for Palestinian legal battles against settlements and the security barrier.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Published: JANUARY 18, 2022

The European Union has spent half-a-billion dollars over the last seven years to support a Palestinian Authority plan to control Area C of the West Bank, an Intelligence Ministry report publicly released Tuesday. “Foreign assistance as a significant accelerator in the takeover processes,” stated the report by the ministry’s research division, which was authored in June and published this week for Tuesday’s debate in the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on the matter.

“The rough estimate is that from the period of 2014-2021, at least half-a-billion dollars were transferred to the Palestinians through various channels and it’s possible that the sum was larger,” the report stated. An annual sum of some €20 million is earmarked for Palestinian legal battles against settlements and the security barrier, the report stated. The EU has spent some €170m. over the past decade on master plans for Palestinian development, with special support from Great Britain, France and Belgium, the report stated. It noted that 99% of such plans were EU-funded.

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