Delegation of the European Union to Israel

Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest settlements’ announcements by the Israeli authorities

Bruxelles, 23/08/2018 - 15:08, UNIQUE ID: 180823_4
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest settlements’ announcements by the Israeli authorities

Within the past two weeks the Israeli authorities have advanced plans and tenders for over two thousand settlement units in the West Bank including East Jerusalem. If implemented, these plans would further jeopardise the prospect of a contiguous and viable future Palestinian state. 

As reflected in successive Foreign Affairs Council conclusions, the EU is strongly opposed to Israel's settlement policy which is illegal under international law and an obstacle to peace.

The European Union will continue to engage with both parties and with its international and regional partners to support a resumption of a meaningful process towards a negotiated two-state solution, the only realistic and viable way to fulfil the legitimate aspirations of both parties.

 

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