EU: Current violence should ‘push both parties to work together’

The European Union called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to return to final status negotiations Sunday, arguing that spiking violence and tensions should not dim but instead strengthen the prospects of a peace agreement.

The union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, has called for fresh talks as a pre-emptive measure against more violence. “Far from preventing the resumption of a political dialogue, the latest tensions should push both parties to work together for the sake of their people,” Mogherini insisted in her calls with the two leaders. She also emphasized “the need to promote calm, encourage restraint and avoid actions which would fuel the tensions even further,” the statement read. “Too many people have died already and too many families were left bereaved.”




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