An internal EU report seen by The Independent argues that Israel is making it nearly impossible to obtain peace with the Palestinians.
The report says “the window for a two-state solution is rapidly closing with the continued expansion of Israeli settlements and access restrictions for Palestinians in Area C [which] compromises crucial natural resources and land for the future demographic and economic growth of a viable Palestinian state”.
The 16 page report focuses on Area C of the West Bank which is the area under control of the Israeli authority and comprises of 62 per cent of the West Bank. Area C is the most fertile and also home to some 124 Jewish settlements.
The Independent, United Kingdom