European Union foreign ministers strongly stated that all of the body’s
agreements with Israel only applied to the pre-1967 lines, as they spoke out on
Monday against Israeli settlement plans including the development of
A diplomatic source told The Jerusalem Post that he feared some of
the language in the council statement was placed there to lay the groundwork for
labelling and possibly banning settlement products in the future.
said all of its agreements with Israel “must unequivocally and explicitly
indicate their inapplicability to the territories occupied by Israel in 1967,
namely the Golan Heights; the West Bank, including east Jerusalem; and the Gaza
The council called for full implementation of existing EU
legislations and bilateral arrangements applicable to settlement products.