The European Commission wants to impose sanctions on “violent” Israeli settlers

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, This Wednesday he defended the promotion of the two-state solution to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, including the use of sanctions against violent settlers who hinder peace and stability West Bank.

In a speech following Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s intervention in the European Parliament on the outcome of the Spanish Presidency, Von der Leyen focused on the violence of the most extremist elements in Israel and ensured that “endanger the chances of a lasting peace.”

“That’s why I’m in favor of imposing sanctions on the perpetrators of the attacks in the West Bank.” They must be held accountable. “This violence has nothing to do with the fight against Hamas and must stop,” said the head of the European Executive.

As far as the further development of the two-state solution is concerned, has worked to “get the process of establishing the Palestinian state back on track.”. “There can be no peace if there is no prospect of a political solution, for both Israelis and Palestinians,” he said.

To this end, he has defended the holding of an international conference, an initiative promoted by Spain, to continue working with all parties to curb violence in the region and pave the way for a solution to the conflict.

“We must do everything we can to end this war and Hamas’ rule in Gaza. We must do everything we can to bring new hope in these dark times,” he concluded.

Hamas, responsible for continuing the war

In the context of the war in Gaza, the mayor assured that Hamas could end the crisis in Gaza if the fighting stopped, while demanding that Israel exercise its right to self-defense by protecting the civilian population in the Gaza Strip.

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“Israel has the right to do everything in its power to ensure that an event as terrible as that of October 7th never happens again. “However, Israel also has a duty to do everything possible to protect civilians, even if Hamas uses them as human shields,” he said.

In any case, he has criticized Hamas for the war in Gaza and insisted that he could “put an end” to the crisis “by stopping the fighting, releasing the hostages and stopping hiding behind civilians.” He also stressed that the ceasefire has allowed an increase in humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, where the bloc has already mobilized more than 1,000 tons of aid amid the emergency in the Palestinian enclave.

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