CAIRO, 21st January, 2016 (WAM) — The Arab League has welcomed European Union, EU, opposition to expanding illegal Jewish settlements in Palestine.

Dr. Saeed Abu Ali, the Arab League’s Assistant Secretary-General, said, “The Arab league welcomes the EU’s opposition to Israel’s settlement policy. The league is grateful for this monumental step that the EU has taken to ensure the authority and legitimacy of international law.”

“The EU’s opposition further affirms the illegitimacy of Jewish settlements that need to end since international conventions have deemed them unlawful,” he added.

Abu Ali also acknowledged European efforts as being the most potent in bringing an end to the Palestinian conflict. The EU on Monday called for a “fundamental change of policy by Israel” with regard to occupied Palestinian territories.