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The European Union has warned Israel about its plan for setting up new settlement units in the West Bank.

In a statement, the EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said Israel's continued policy of settlement expansion is illegal under international law and further complicates the prospects for viable two-state solution.

She reiterated support for a negotiated two-state solution in the region saying it is the only way to fulfill the legitimate aspirations of both parties and achieve just and lasting peace.

Israel has approved construction of approximately 1,800 new settlements in the West Bank.


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