EU Foreign Ministers support Palestinian statehood, discuss sanctions against “extremist settlers”

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Published: 2024-01-22 15:13

Last Updated: 2024-05-20 16:05


EU Foreign Ministers support Palestinian statehood, discuss sanctions against “extremist settlers”
EU Foreign Ministers support Palestinian statehood, discuss sanctions against “extremist settlers”

The European Union (EU) foreign ministers stated Monday that the creation of a Palestinian state is the only credible way to achieve peace in the Middle East, in response to the Israeli Occupation’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netnayahu’s statement, in which he vehemently rejected the creation of a Palestinian state and the adoption of a two-state solution.

“The declarations of Benjamin Netanyahu are worrying. There will be a need for a Palestinian state with security guarantees for all,” French Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Sejourne told reporters in Brussels, in a Brussels meeting for the EU's Foreign Affairs Council. 

Ireland’s foreign minister, Micheál Martin, also described Netanyahu’s comments as “unacceptable.”

Germany and Austria’s FMs also denounced the comments, and supported the Palestinians’s right to self-determination.

The EU’s 27 Foreign Ministers will also discuss the possibility of the European Union to sanction “extremist Israeli settlers” responsible for the escalation in the West Bank - following the US and the UK’s lead who previously banned the entry of extremist settlers in Dec. 2023.