European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on Israel's announcement of new settlement units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank

Bruxelles, 05/07/2016 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 160705_02
Statements by the Spokesperson

Israel's decision on Sunday to advance several hundred new settlement units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank threatens the viability of the two-state solution and calls into question Israel's commitment to a negotiated agreement with the Palestinians.

Despite repeated calls by the international community Israel is continuing its settlement policy, which is illegal under international law. The EU urges Israel to stop this policy and to reverse its recent decision.

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