Fatah calls on Europe to take action against Israel

Fatah spokesman urges Europe to cancel joint conference with Israel and suspend an economic partnership agreement.

Dalit Halevi ,

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The Fatah movement, headed by Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, on Sunday called on Europe to take action against Israeli “settlements” in line with its position in favor of the two-state solution and the decisions of the international institutions regarding “settlements”.

Jamal Nazzal, spokesman for Fatah in Europe, called on European countries to take additional measures against the settlements, including cancelling a planned joint conference with Israel and suspending an economic partnership agreement with the Jewish state on the grounds that it is violating the agreement, in particular Article 2, which obligates it to protect human rights and international humanitarian law.

"[Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu must answer the questions about his attempts to undermine a two-state solution and whether he now supports the one-state solution or the open preparation of the land for apartheid," Nazzal said.

"Netanyahu cannot continue the settlement and thus avoid the two-state solution when he opposes a one-state solution or the existence of apartheid. The settlement policy ignites the feelings of Muslims around the world, including Muslims and Arabs in Europe," continued Nazzal.