EU Bans Poultry Imports From Israel-Occupied West Bank – 24 May 2014

RT logoChicken and eggs from the occupied West Bank and the annexed east Jerusalem will no longer be seen on European plates, the EU has ruled, reportedly citing gaps in public health standards between the two Jewish zones and the state.

The European Union has informed the Israeli Agricultural Ministry that the veterinary standards of supervision in the Palestinian areas it had taken over after the six-day 1967 Middle East War are not accepted under the circumstances, Israeli news website Walla reported on Thursday.

Poultry and eggs originating from the occupied territories will therefore not be accepted.

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