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EU 'concerned' about Israel plan to build new settlement homes
Published Thursday 06/02/2014 (updated) 09/02/2014 10:18
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Thursday expressed "deep concern" at Israel's recent decision to build 558 new settler homes in East Jerusalem.

"These plans could put at risk the prospects of Jerusalem becoming the capital of two states and, in particular, the territorial contiguity between East Jerusalem and the southern West Bank," a statement released by her office read.

The statement urged "Israeli authorities to reconsider their plans and to reverse their decision," stressing that they jeopardized the possibility of a two-state solution with Jerusalem as a capital for both states.

Israel announced the decision to build the new homes on Wednesday, and they are located in various Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem.

Currently, 200,000 Jewish settlers live in settlements across East Jerusalem, which was unilaterally annexed in 1980 in contradiction of international law.
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1 ) Hafizah / Nigeria
07/02/2014 00:24
Just wait till EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, the UN Security Council, is joined by, Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour United Nations and Humanitarian Coordinator James Rawley, The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs The International Federation for Human Rights, Defenders of Human Rights Center, Ahrar Center for Prisoners Studies and Human Rights and then they can all ''express deep concern''.

2 ) E / usa
07/02/2014 00:59
Ashton should be more concern what is going on europe. Everything fine in israel and in fake palestinian entity nobody should be concern either

3 ) Sander / The Netherlands
08/02/2014 17:48
What more needs to be done (ruthless oppression, occupation, home demolishions, killings, etc. ) against Palestine before the EU's concerns bend in action ?

4 ) @ Sander-3 / Reality
09/02/2014 16:42
Call Israel "ruthless, oppressive", etc., if it makes you feel better, But Understand that: -1- No Rescue Of "Palestine's" Is Coming, and -2- All the "BENDING INTO ACTION" of EU, UN, & Arab League "concerns" IS FOREVER IN THE PAST.
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