Saturday, March 29, 2014

No prisoners release: US and EU reactions

Israel withheld the release of the 4th batch of Palestinian prisoners, as scheduled.

US expected reaction: it will exert pressure on Palestinians - the weaker side - as usual.

Whereas EU’s expected reaction: it will call - as usual - on “both sides” to show self-restraint, or to refrain from taking actions that could undermine peace talks. This is the classical scenario - even when Israel announces new settlement plans. 

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