(JNS) A document composed by the European Union’s mission in eastern Jerusalem and defined as secret exposes the EU’s intention to help Palestinians gain control over Area C of Judea and Samaria, commonly known as the West Bank, Israel’s Channel 13 revealed this week.
Under the Oslo Accords, Judea and Samaria is divided into three zones, with Area C falling fully under Israeli control.
The six-page document calls for mapping the territory in order to prove Palestinian rights to the land and monitoring Israeli archaeological activity, as ancient Jewish ties reinforce Israeli claims.
The document also recommends strengthening Palestinian infrastructure in Area C and supporting Palestinians with legal aid.
In response to Channel 13’s expose, the EU said, “Our policy has not changed—we are committed to a two-state solution with Jerusalem as the future capital of both states.”
The report raised an outcry among politicians and various Israeli groups.
“It is not by chance that the European Union chose to classify the document as secret since it reveals its antisemitic attitude towards Israel for all to see,” tweeted Religious Zionism Party Chairman Bezalel Smotrich.
Shlomo Ne’eman, head of the Gush Etzion Council and the Yesha Council, said the document shows “what we have been strongly asserting for years: The European Union is working maliciously together with the Palestinian Authority against the State of Israel.”