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"As is" reference - not a United Nations document

Source: European Commission
18 December 2006

Statement of Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner on the situation in Palestine

The European Commission has always supported the Palestinian people. At this critical moment we call on all Palestinians to restraint from violence and resolve their differences through peaceful means.

Whether this implies a national unity government or elections is an internal matter for the Palestinian people to decide. As is stated in the conclusions of the European Council the EU stands ready to work with a legitimate Palestinian government, that adopts a platform which reflects the Quartet principles.

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