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Erekat Denounces Czech Ambassador's Visit to Ariel University.

Published on Thursday, 16 January 2014 08:56 PNN denounced in a letter to EU High Representative Catherine Ashton the visit of the Czech Republic's Ambassador in Israel to Ariel settlement University last week. On Wednesday, Saeb Erekat, PLO Executive Committee member, Erekat warned that Ambassador Pojar's visit undermines the EU's efforts to support the political process and the two-state solution by legitimizing the Israeli occupation. He said that this visit occurred one day before Israel defied the EU and the international community by announcing 1,400 new settlement housing units, including 40 new units in Ariel and one month after the 28 foreign ministers of the Union's member states unanimously deplored Israel's continuous settlement expansion. Erekat asked the EU to "publicly disavow Ambassador Pojar's visit to Ariel University, and take appropriate action to ensure that representatives of the EU and its member states do not undermine the Union's considerable and deeply-appreciated efforts to support the two-state solution." It's worth mentioning that Ariel sits on nearly 15,000 dunums of stolen Palestinian land deep in the occupied West Bank, 20 kilometers east of the 1967 border.

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Publication:Palestine News Network (West Bank, Palestine)
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Date:Jan 16, 2014
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