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Middle East Peace Process
The Resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict is a fundamental interest of the EU. The EU’s objective is a two-state solution with an independent, democratic, viable and contiguous Palestinian state living side-by-side in peace and security with Israel and its other neighbours.
Gaza: EU calls for restraint on both sides following deaths of dozens of Palestinian protesters
Ahead of a new demonstration planned today in Gaza along the border with Israel, the EU has called for restraint from both sides to avoid renewed violence. 21 Palestinians have died in clashes since 30 March
At least 16 Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured yesterday by Israeli Security Forces using live ammunition during clashes and demonstrations inside Gaza near the border with Israel.
The High Representative and EU Foreign ministers discussed the situation in Syria at the beginning of their meeting. The Council held a debate on Venezuela and on Moldova. Foreign ministers had a discussion on the Middle Peace Process with foreign ministers, members of the LAS ministerial delegation on Jerusalem chaired by Jordan (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, the Palestinian Authority).
The European Union is firmly committed to a two-State solution in the Middle East, with Jerusalem as the capital of both Israel and Palestine, and will continue to concretely support the peace process and the Palestinian people, including through its backing of the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
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