EU lawmakers dismayed by Israeli settlements

According to diplomatic sources, the E-U is seeking unified and clear positions on Israeli settlements and the so-called two-state solution ahead of future meetings with Tel Aviv. They said the issues are likely to be discussed during foreign ministers’ talks in Brussels on Monday. Sources added that the bloc must be clear in its dealings with Israel especially given the U-S administration’s unclear position on the decades-long Middle East conflict. The European Union is the biggest donor of aid to the Palestinians but holds little influence over Israel. Dismayed by continued settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories, several E-U lawmakers have recently called for a freeze on any agreement with Israel.



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