'Palestinian violence, Israel settlements imperil two-state solution'

February 12, 2016 18:13

NEW YORK - Following their meeting in Munich on Friday, representatives of the Quartet on the Middle East expressed “serious concern” that “continued acts of violence against civilians, ongoing settlement activity, and the high rate of demolitions of Palestinian structures” are “dangerously imperiling the viability of a two-state solution”.

The Quartet also condemned all acts of terror and reiterated its call for restraint and for Israel and the Palestinians to “reject incitement and actively take steps to de-escalate the current tensions.”

The group’s representatives - European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United States Secretary of State John Kerry, and Deputy United Nations Secretary-General Jan Eliasson - also stressed that “unilateral actions by either party cannot prejudge the outcome of a negotiated solution.”

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