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EU urges Israel to halt ‘unlawful’ West Bank settler plan

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The European Commission has urged Israel to halt “illegal” settlement actions, after the nation’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the development of about 800 housing models within the Israeli settlements in West Bank.
“The EU reiterates its call on Israel to halt all such demolitions, including of EU-funded structures, in particular in light of the humanitarian impact of the current coronavirus pandemic,” one of many Commission’s spokesperson, Peter Stano mentioned in an announcement on Thursday.
Stressing that the settlement actions are unlawful below worldwide legislation and so they pose an impediment within the peace course of and in constructing belief, Stano known as on Israel to give attention to a imaginative and prescient of restarting the talks, as a substitute. 
Israel’s move has been condemned by the Palestinian Authority’s Foreign Ministry, which accused Israel of “racing against time” to construct settlements earlier than US President Donald Trump leaves workplace, as incoming President Joe Biden has indicated he’ll oppose to settlement growth within the occupied Palestinian territories. 

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