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New settlements units in the occupied West Bank

01.09.2016
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Statement by the Spokesperson on the approval of new settlements units in the occupied West Bank

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The Israeli decision yesterday to endorse an additional 463 housing units in the occupied West Bank and to retroactively approve 179 existing units is a serious concern. Since January 2016, Israeli authorities have promoted or retroactively legalised 2,706 units in West Bank settlements.

The Quartet report published last July identified such action as undermining the prospects for peace and steadily eroding the viability of the two-state solution and recommended that any expansion of settlements be frozen. The EU reiterates its strong opposition to Israel's settlement policy and all actions taken in this context.

 

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Category
Statements by the Spokesperson
Location

Brussels

Topics
Regional policies
Middle East Peace Process
Editorial sections
EEAS
Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
Israel
Palestine (*) - Occupied Palestinian Territory, West Bank and Gaza Strip
Regional policies
Middle East Peace Process