31 May '13, 10am

#EU condemns #Israel's plans to build settler homes in #Jerusalem

#EU condemns #Israel's plans to build settler homes in #Jerusalem

Labourers work at the construction site of a new housing project at the Jewish settlement of Gilo in East Jerusalem, on Dec 20, 2012. The European Union on Friday condemned Israel's reported plans to build more than 1,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem as a threat to the peace process. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Union on Friday condemned Israel's reported plans to build more than 1,000 new settler homes in east Jerusalem as a threat to the peace process. EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton said she felt "compelled to reiterate the EU's long-standing position" following reports of the settlement plans. "Settlements are illegal under international law and threaten to make a two-state (peace) solution impossible," Ms Ashton said in a statement. "The EU has repeatedly urged ... Israel to immediately end all settlement activities in the West Bank...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/eu-...

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