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Israel/Palestine: Statement by the Spokesperson on the upsurge of violence

EEAS Press Team

The European Union follows with deep concern the latest upsurge in violence across the occupied West Bank, including in East Jerusalem and the clashes at Al Aqsa mosque on Friday morning.

Violence needs to stop immediately. Further civilian casualties must be prevented as a priority. The status quo of the holy sites must be fully respected. Palestinian-Israeli security cooperation is essential.

All leaders have a responsibility to act against extremists. The EU reiterates the call on all sides to engage in de-escalatory efforts.

Peter Stano
Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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Lauranne Devillé
Press Officer for Foreign Affairs and Security
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