Israel has announced plans to build a new farming company to help farmers in occupied West Bank.
The company, called Agence Freeport, will be established by Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture and Industry.
Israel has long relied on foreign firms for food aid, with the Israeli government relying on Agence Cymru to help Palestinians.
Israel’s Agriculture Minister Yisrael Katz said the new company would be established to improve the situation of farmers in Gaza and the West, particularly in the occupied West.
The Ministry of Economy and Trade said the agreement was to facilitate agriculture and agricultural products from Gaza and West Bank settlements in return for financial support from Israel.
The ministry said the companies aim to create employment opportunities for local workers.
Agence Feport is set to be launched this summer, with construction of the plant scheduled to start in September.
Agences Freeport is a subsidiary of Israeli firm Agence Energie.
In a statement, Agence Israel-Palestine said the deal was “a significant step forward for Israel and a step towards establishing sustainable and sustainable agricultural employment for the Palestinians in the territories.”
The Palestinian Authority has long blamed Israel for poor agricultural conditions in the Gaza Strip.
In 2005, Israel’s military ousted the Palestinian leadership from the Gaza strip.
Israel subsequently resumed the Gaza blockade in 2012, limiting Palestinian movement and allowing Israel to restrict exports of agricultural products.
Israel also bans Palestinian imports of olive oil, which Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blames for worsening the poverty of Gaza’s poor.
The Israeli government has said that Israel’s blockade is necessary to stop the smuggling of goods and raw materials to Gaza.