Israel/Palestine: Statement by the Spokesperson on Israel’s approval of more than 7,000 housing units in illegal settlements
February 27, 2023
The European Union condemns the approval, by the Israeli authorities, of plans for advancing more than 7,000 housing units in illegal settlements across the occupied West Bank. This exceeds the total number advanced during all of 2022, which was a record year in terms of illegal settlement expansion.
The EU reiterates its position that settlements are illegal under international law.
The EU renews its call on the Israeli authorities to halt settlement construction and to reverse these latest decisions as a matter of urgency.