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Spain's Housing Ministry says it has disqualified a group of Israeli academics from a solar power design competition because their university is in the West Bank.
The move is the latest in a series of low-level European sanctions against Israel over its West Bank settlements.
A ministry official says Spain has acted in line with EU policy of opposing the settlements.
The ministry has disqualified a team from Ariel University Center of Samaria from the Solar Decathlon. Samaria and Judea are the two Biblical names for the land now known as the West Bank.
The contest is sponsored by the U.S. Energy Department, but Spain is hosting it in 2010 and 2012.