US expected to impose new sanctions on 2 West Bank outposts, 3 settlers — report

The Biden administration is expected to impose new sanctions on two illegal outposts in the West Bank that were used as a base for attacks by “extremist” Israeli settlers against Palestinians, Axios reports, citing three US officials.

The sanctions, expected to be imposed as soon as Thursday, are intended to send a message that the US is not only targeting individuals but also entities involved in providing logistical and financial support to attacks against Palestinians, Axios says citing one US official.

New sanctions will also be imposed on three Israeli settlers, the US officials told Axios.

The US State Department did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on the Axios report.

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