EU Warns Violence Could Undermine Negotiations

BRUSSELS, September 23, 2013 (WAFA) – European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton warned that rise in violence in the West Bank could undermine negotiations and peace efforts.

Ashton condemned in a statement issued on Sunday the killing of an Israeli soldier in the West Bank city of Qalqilya last week and said “this comes in the wake of several worrying incidents in the West Bank.”

She was referring to the Israeli army killing of six Palestinians last month and this month in Qalandia and Jenin refugee camps, which prompted violent protests in several areas of the West Bank.

“The EU regrets the loss of life, urges for maximum restraint and reiterates its call to all parties to refrain from actions that could undermine the negotiation process and the prospects of peace,” said Ashton.

source:WAFA NEWS