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    The international community needs to start Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, but on the other conditions, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Friday.

    PARIS (Sputnik) – The international community needs to recreate conditions to begin Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Friday.

    On Friday, an international ministerial meeting on Israel-Palestinian conflict is taking place in Paris, with representatives of neither Israel nor Palestine set to attend.

    "The duty of the international community to recreate conditions to start the negotiation. That is why we are here," Mogherini told a press conference on the sidelines of the conference.

    Palestinians seek diplomatic recognition for their independent state on the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which is partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip. Israel has been building settlements on the occupied territories despite objection from the United Nations.

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