The European Union’s boycott of products from Israeli settlements is a step in the right direction, Hamas’ spokesperson Fawzy Barhoom said.
“This step should be followed by more strict measures against the Israeli occupation as a punishment for the crimes that it has committed against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip,” he said.
On Sunday, the EU decided to halt the import of dairy products and poultry from Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.
Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported that Israel has responded to the European Commission’s step by deciding to end the export of dairy products and poultry. Israel has always refused to label products which come from settlements.
The EU decision to stop importing dairy products and poultry from Israel will come into effect from September 1.