Ashton calls on Israel to end settlement activities in and around East Jerusalem

She said that negotiations remain the best way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy today stressed once again in a statement that Israeli settlements in and around East Jerusalem are illegal and called on the Israeli government to immediately end all settlement activities. A few weeks ago, Israel said that it is taking steps to approve four new settler outposts in the Occupied West Bank.

As High Representative Ashton stated: “Settlements are illegal under internation...


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