Israel/Palestine: Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest developments in the West Bank

31.10.2023 EEAS Press Team

The upsurge of settler terrorism in the West Bank has led to very high numbers of civilian casualties and Palestinian communities being forced out of their homes. The situation could get out of control and is causing unspeakable suffering to local communities.

Urgent measures are needed.

Israel has the duty to protect civilians in the West Bank from extremist settler violence, to hold perpetrators accountable and ensure that the IDF intervenes. It is a legal obligation that must be fulfilled.

This adds to an already tragic situation in Gaza, increasing the risk of dangerous escalation of the conflict, which must be avoided at all costs.

Peter Stano
Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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Gioia Franchellucci
Press Officer for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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