An internal European Union report says that a range of Israeli actions
in Area C of the West Bank is undermining the the area's Palestinian
population, thereby contributing to the "closing [of] the window" for
reaching a two-state solution, according to a report in the London-based
The Independent Thursday.
that the Jewish population in Area C is increasing due to settlement
activities and that the Palestinian population is decreasing due to
various bureaucratic and security measures, the document reportedly
warns that "if current trends are not stopped and reversed, the
establishment of a viable Palestinian state within pre-1967 borders seem
more remote than ever," the Independent reported.