EU Settlement Ban Casts Shadow Over Palestinian Industry in the West Bank

Israeli business owners wonder how many Palestinians will lose their jobs if companies are forced to move over the Green Line into Israel proper.

It’s early morning in the middle of the week and the Barkan Industrial Park in the West Bank opens the day as always. The thousands of workers in dozens of factories - half Israelis and half Palestinians - arrive for work. Some come from the other side of the Green Line or nearby settlements, some from nearby villages and towns such as Nablus or Salfit.