Ashton: E. J'lem construction threatens two-state solution

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August 12, 2011 12:55

 
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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Friday said she "regrets" hearing of Interior Minister Eli Yishai's decision to approve 1,600 housing units in Ramat Shlomo on Thursday, saying that such moves threaten the two-state solution.

The EU official said in a statement that she deeply regrets receiving "information of the publicly stated intention of the Israeli government to continue settlement expansion in east Jerusalem," noting that the EU has "repeatedly called on Israel to end all settlement activity."

Continued construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, Ashton said, "threatens the viability of an agreed two-state solution and undermines ongoing efforts to resume negotiations."

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