EU says Israeli settlement plans complicate prospects for solution

12-06-2017

The EU has said the Israeli government decisions last week to advance plans for thousands of settlement units, including in locations deep inside the West Bank, and expanding the existing footprint of built-up areas, “further complicate the prospects for a viable two-state solution”.

In a statement issued on Friday, the EU reminded that Israel's continued policy of settlement expansion was illegal under international law. “The EU calls on both sides to engage in a meaningful process in view of reaching a negotiated two-state solution, and reiterates its readiness to support them, together with its international and regional partners. This is the only way to fulfil the legitimate aspirations of both parties and to achieve just and lasting peace,” the EU concluded.

 

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