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stresses, however, that the EU should not only engage but play a leading
role in this process;

8. Urges the High Representative/Vice-President to make effective use of
all existing EU instruments, including positive and negative incentives,
which provide a leverage on Israel and on the Palestinians in order to
achieve the two-state solution; calls in this spirit for continued, full and
effective implementation of all relevant EU legislation and guidelines as
well as the EU’s bilateral agreements with both sides, including Article 2
of the EU-Israel Association Agreement and the EU-PLO Interim
Association Agreement;

9. Reminds of the commitment expressed by the Foreign Affairs
Council in its conclusions of 13 December 2013 - which has been
re-confirmed in various EU conclusions and statements over the
past two years - stating that „the EU will provide an
unprecedented package of European political, economic and
security support to both parties in the context of a final status
agreement. In the event of a final peace agreement the European
Union will offer Israel and the future state of Palestine a Special
Privileged Partnership including increased access to the European
markets, closer cultural and scientific links, facilitation of trade
and investments as well as promotion of business to business
relations. Enhanced political dialogue and security cooperation
will also be offered to both states”;

10. Stresses that no EU funding to Israeli, European or other
entities can be used in a way that directly or indirectly contribute
to the building or expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the
West Bank, including in East Jerusalem, or to Israeli activities
violating international humanitarian law in the occupied
Palestinian Territory; welcomes in this regard the European
Commission Guidelines on the eligibility of Israeli entities and