EU urges Israel to withdraw from pre-1967 Palestinian territories ~ Division of Refugee Affairs, Hamas, Dec 31, 2014.
Gaza, (DRAH.ps)– EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has urged the Israeli regime to withdraw from pre-1967 Palestinian territories within a three-year period.
Mogherini made the appeal in a Wednesday statement after the United Nations Security Council rejected a draft resolution demanding the recognition of an independent Palestinian state and the termination of the Israeli occupation.
Mogherini said the vote underlined the “urgency” for resumption of talks between Israel and the Palestinians as well as “the need for the international community to focus on” reaching a “comprehensive” peace agreement.
“The European Union will promote and support now more than ever efforts to achieve a lasting peace,” she said.
On Tuesday, the Security Council did not adopt the draft resolution.
The resolution needed to secure at least nine votes to be adopted by the…
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