Europe to Sanction Israel for Settlements in Palestine Europe to Sanction Israel for Settlements in Palestine As Sweden promotes the statehood of Palestine, EU considering 'sanctions' against Israel over settlements The European Union has set .
A meeting of EU foreign ministers blasts Israel for what it says are actions that 'seriously threaten the two-state solution', while embracing a new international peace plan that would bring Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table.
The European Union (EU) has called on the Israeli regime to demonstrate "zero tolerance" for the persisting settler violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank after an arson attack by a group of settlers killed a Palestinian toddler.
The European Union is making its second contribution this year to the Palestinian Authority's quarterly payment of social allowances to poor Palestinian families living in the West Bank and Gaza. This contribution, channelled through PEGASE, amounts to €13.6 million and is funded by the European Union (€12.6 million) and the Government of Spain (€1 million).
Fighting poverty is at the core of the Millennium Development Goals and generous funding from the European Union has allowed UNRWA to maintain urgently-needed services for the 540,000 Palestine refugees registered in Syria, including some 60,000 who have fled to neighbouring countries.
High Representative/Vice-President of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioner for Neighborhood policy and Enlargement negotiations, Johannes Hahn, and Commissioner for Humanitarian aid and crisis management, Christos Stylianides, have issued a joint statement Thursday on EU support to UNRWA.
Three Israeli settlements in the West Bank in the narrow corridor between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea have asked the High Court of Justice to demand that the state demolish 15 structures they claim were built illegally with the assistance of the European Union on the communities’ territories.
A delegation of European Union diplomats on Tuesday visited the Christian majority village of Beit Jala near Bethlehem to assess recent Israeli efforts to go ahead with a segment of the separation wall that would cut through the village's territory.