8. Establisher shot of Israel Ganz, head of Binyamin Regional Council
9. SOUNDBITE (Hebrew) Israel Ganz, head of Binyamin Regional Council in the West Bank:
"Today we witness, once again to a double standard decision that comes to discriminate against Jews living and working at their homeland for thousands of years. This decision will directly hurt the Arab population working at these factories, and manufacturing these products."
10. Mid of certificate
11. Close of certificate
12. SOUNDBITE (Hebrew) Israel Ganz, head of Binyamin Regional Council in the West Bank:
"I estimate that there will not be a blow to products from Judea and Samaria for the simple reason that the product here is of high standards, everyone wants to produce, Jews and Arabs, there is demand in the markets, and therefore, besides this miserable decision, I hope and estimate there will be no impact. I believe the Israeli government will support and assist business owners in Judea and Samaria, to strengthen the businesses, to establish them and to increase the manufacturing and exportation."
Ramallah, West Bank - 12 November 2019
13. Establisher shot of Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian Liberation Organization executive committee member
"Labelling the produce and products is a first step. We believe the real thing that should happen, the only just thing is not to import these settlement products and produce in the first place because then you leave only the individual consumer the responsibility of checking the source of what he or she buys. But if they do not allow these illegal products to enter European soil then that would really serve the cause of justice in the sense of these are also illegal and must not enter European territory but we welcome this move and we think it's a step in the right direction and we hope that they will pursue such moves."
There were mixed reactions in the West Bank on Tuesday after the European Union's top court ruled that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels.
The European Court of Justice said that "foodstuffs originating in the territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin."
The international community opposes settlement construction and many countries consider them illegal.
The Luxembourg-based court said when products come from an Israeli settlement, their labels must provide an "indication of that provenance" so that consumers can make "informed choices" when they shop.
The move sparked anger amongst some Israelis, with Israel Ganz, the head of Binyamin Regional Council in the West Bank, slamming it as a "double standard decision".
"Today we witness, once again to a double standard decision that comes to discriminate against Jews living and working at their homeland for thousands of years," said Ganz.
"I estimate that there will not be a blow to products from Judea and Samaria for the simple reason that the product here is of high standards," he added.
The EU rejects Israeli settlement expansion, saying it undermines the hopes for a two-state solution by gobbling up lands claimed by the Palestinians.
Israel says the labelling is unfair and discriminatory and says other countries involved in disputes over land are not similarly sanctioned.
The volume of settlement goods coming into Europe, including olive oil, wine and other agri-foods but also industrial products, is relatively small compared to the political significance of the court ruling.
Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi welcomed the decision and called it "a step in the right direction".
The EU wants any produce made in the settlements to be easily identifiable to shoppers and insists that it must not carry the generic "Made in Israel" tag.
Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and began settling both areas shortly afterward. The Palestinians claim both areas as parts of a future state, a position that has global support.
Their continued growth is seen to undermine the establishment of an independent Palestine alongside Israel. Today, nearly 700,000 Israelis live in the two areas, almost 10% of the country's Jewish population.