Thursday, January 20, 2022

European countries urge Israel to stop construction in East Jerusalem – EURACTIV.com

The foreign ministries of France, Germany, Italy and Spain urged Israeli authorities on Wednesday evening (19 January) to stop the construction of new housing units in East Jerusalem.



Earlier in the month, Israeli authorities approved plans for the construction of around 3,500 homes in occupied East Jerusalem, nearly half of which are to be built in the controversial areas of Givat Hamatos and Har Homa.

In a statement, the European countries said that the hundreds of new buildings would “constitute an additional obstacle to the two-state solution,” referring to international peace efforts to create a state for Palestinians.

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