EU: Settlements are illegal under international law and an obstacle to a two-state solution

The European Union spokesman said: “Settlements are illegal under international law and constitute a major obstacle to achieving a two-state solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace between the two parties.” 
And he added in a statement issued today, Monday: “The European Union has always stressed that it will not recognize any changes to the pre-1967 borders, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed upon by the parties, calling on the Israeli government to stop building settlements and not to proceed with bids.” The announced statement, according to the official Palestinian Agency,

comes after the occupation authorities announced, on Sunday, tenders for the construction of more than 1,300 settlement units in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, and another tender for the construction of 83 additional units in the Givat Hamatos settlement. in East Jerusalem.

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