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Jordan Valley settlements hit by boycott campaign

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Palestinians cut onions Thursday at a field outside a West Bank Jewish settlement in the Jordan Valley. Income in the 21 settlements dropped by 15 percent last year because Western European supermarkets are boycotting the valley’s products. ODED BALILTY/AP

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NETIV HAGDUD, West Bank -— An international campaign to boycott Israeli settlement products has rapidly turned from a distant nuisance into a harsh economic reality for Israeli farmers in the West Bank's Jordan Valley.

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Palestinians cut onions Thursday at a field outside a West Bank Jewish settlement in the Jordan Valley. Income in the 21 settlements dropped by 15 percent last year because Western European supermarkets are boycotting the valley’s products. ODED BALILTY/AP

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