EU warns Israel over settlements

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In this 2009 photograph, an Israeli flag is seen in front of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. File photo: AP

 

Jerusalem - The European Union is warning Israel against any new West Bank settlement construction following an upcoming Palestinian prisoner release at the end of the month.

An EU spokesman says that if that happens and the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapse, the bloc will hold Israel responsible for the failure of the negotiations.

The negotiations have so far yielded no tangible results.

In the past months, Israel had announced new construction to offset prisoner releases carried out as part of a deal that brought Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table.

EU's acting spokesman in Israel, Eyal Inbar, said on Tuesday that Israel has been told it “risks having a finger pointed at it” if the talks collapse over new construction.

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor declined comment.

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