28 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, has called on the Israeli and Palestinian authorities “to convey the message that violence and terror must cease.”
Likewise, Borrell has indicated that “all civilians must be protected and that immediate measures are necessary for de-escalation,” Borrell’s spokesman, Peter Stano, has reported in a statement.
“All parties must take immediate action to end this deadly cycle of violence, prevent further loss of life, ensure accountability and bring the perpetrators to justice,” said the head of European diplomacy.
In this sense, Stano has made it known that the European Union “is very concerned about the continuing spiral of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory.”
For this reason, it has condemned the attacks in which three Israelis have lost their lives, while it has condemned “the outbreak of violence by the settlers”, which has resulted in the death of a Palestinian, hundreds of injuries and homes and vehicles burned and destroyed.
On the other hand, Borrell has congratulated Jordan, Egypt and the United States for facilitating the talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, while he wanted to show his “satisfaction” with the agreement announced after a security summit held in the Jordanian city of Aqaba, with which they “confirmed their commitments to work for a just and lasting peace.”
However, hours after the final communiqué of the summit, the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, denied that he was going to suspend the construction of settlements in the West Bank, indicating that he would continue with the planning proposed by the Israeli authorities.
The communiqué published after the summit stated that the Israeli government had agreed to “stop the discussion on any new unit in settlements for four months and stop the issuance of authorizations for new settlements for six months,” although the Israeli National Security adviser, Tzachi Hanegbi, has also insisted that “there are no changes in Israeli policy.”
Among these pacts would be the security agreement between the Palestinian Authority and Israel, broken for the last time almost a month ago, in retaliation by the Palestinian government for the death of nine people in an Israeli incursion in the city of Jenin, in the north of the West Bank. . For the rest, the parties have agreed to a subsequent meeting in the spa city of Sharm el Sheikh, in Egypt, in less than a month, to assess the progress made before the start of Ramadan.