'Violence extremely high': EU report slams Israel for settlement building in Jerusalem | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

'Violence extremely high': EU report slams Israel for settlement building in Jerusalem

An EU report suggests Jerusalem has reached a dangerous boiling point of ‘polarization and violence.’ The account, published by the Guardian, says the EU may take a tougher line against Israel as it continues to build illegal settlements in the city.

The report is prepared annually by the European countries' missions in Jerusalem, who advise EU foreign policymakers. The leaked text, obtained by the Guardian newspaper, describes the emergence of a “vicious cycle of violence … increasingly threatening the viability of the two-state solution,” which it says has been stoked by the continuation of “systematic” settlement building by Israel in “sensitive areas” of Jerusalem.

The UK publication states that according to well-informed European sources, the report now being discussed in Brussels shows that European governments are considering introducing additional measures against Israel. This is due to the country’s stance of continuing to build settlements in disputed areas in Jerusalem.

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