Press TV – The European Union has condemned the latest Israeli plans to construct new settler units in occupied Jerusalem al-Quds, saying the Tel Aviv regime’s settlement expansion activities prevent resumption of meaningful negotiations between Palestinians and Israel.
EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, expressed his worries about the Israeli decision regarding the construction of new settler units at Givat Hamatos. He also stated, “This is a key location between Jerusalem (al-Quds) and Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Any settlement construction will cause serious damage to the prospects for a viable and contiguous Palestinian State and, more broadly, to the possibility of a negotiated two-state solution in line with the internationally agreed parameters.”
Furthermore, Borrell pointed that the Israeli settlements are illegal under the international law, as Press TV report read.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has condemned Israel’s latest “settlement construction plan” stating that this act is to underestimate the so-called two-state solution.
“It is quite clear that the occupying power is racing against time to exploit the remaining transitional period of US President Donald Trump to implement its expansionist colonial projects, which would undermine the chances of achieving peace on the basis of international resolutions,” the ministry pointed out.