EU: Israel Must Resolve Status of Al-Quds

European Foreign Ministers are expected to discuss a Swedish proposal which calls on Israel to recognize East Jerusalem Al-Quds as the capital of Palestine.

According to a draft statement obtained by media outlets, the EU officials meeting in Brussels on Tuesday will ask Israel to "end discriminatory acts against Palestinians" and resolve the status of Jerusalem Al-Quds.

The draft also criticizes Tel Aviv for building illegal settlements and demolishing Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank, saying it threatens the two-state solution.

The EU has made it clear that it is in favor of a viable state of Palestine comprised of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem Al-Quds as its capital.

Israel occupied and annexed East Jerusalem Al-Quds in 1967 and has labeled it as its "eternal indivisible capital" in a move never recognized by the international community.

On Monday, Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn stressed once again that all European countries view East Jerusalem Al-Quds as occupied territory, saying that "if it’s occupied — then it doesn’t belong to Israel."

(Press TV)

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