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EU and UN say Jerusalem to become shared capital of Israel and future Palestinian state (Photo: RonnyPohl)

EU diplomats blame Israel for Jerusalem volatility

EU states’ diplomats have once again blamed Israel for violence in East Jerusalem and called for sanctions against settlers.

The EU ambassadors to the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories set out their views in an internal report, filed in December and seen by EUobserver.

Palestinians killed three Israelis last year in “spontaneous” attacks “acting without the apparent direction of political factions or militant groups”, the report noted.

It said that Israeli forces ki...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

EU and UN say Jerusalem to become shared capital of Israel and future Palestinian state (Photo: RonnyPohl)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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