URGENT ¥¥¥ EU recommends member states block settlement funding

The European Union has recommended its 27 member states "prevent" all financial transactions that support Israel's settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, an internal report found on Wednesday.

In its Jerusalem Report 2012, the European Union suggested member states "prevent, discourage and raise awareness about problematic implications of financial transactions, including foreign direct investments, from within the EU in support of settlement activities, infrastructure and services."