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Israel halts aid to Angola over anti-settlement UN vote

Image of a truck loaded with aid parcels in Gaza [Abed Rahim Khatib/Apaimages]
A truck loaded with aid parcels in Gaza [Abed Rahim Khatib/Apaimages]

Israel has stopped foreign assistance to Angola after it voting in favour of the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements built in the occupied Palestinian territories and demanding their construction be stopped, Israeli radio said on Tuesday.

The station added that Israel's Ambassador to Angola, Oren Rosenblatt, informed Angolan officials of Tel Aviv's decision.

Israel will also shut down an international aid agency it operates in Angola which brings individuals from the country to Israel in order to gain exposure to advanced agricultural and manufacturing technology.

Israel has also stopped foreign assistance to Senegal over the vote.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said on Tuesday that Israel was "temporarily reducing" visits and work with embassies of nations that voted in favour of last week's UN Security Council resolution.

"Until further notice, we'll limit our contacts with the embassies here in Israel and refrain from visits of Israeli officials to those states, and of visits of officials from those states here," he told the French news agency AFP.

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