EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell announced that after weeks of disputes, an agreement had been reached to impose sanctions against "aggressive Israeli settlers" that would be binding on the 27-nation union.

Discussions within the EU are ongoing. Kan Bet radio reported that five or six residents of the settlements would be subject to sanctions at this stage. Their names will be published later.

Discussions in the EU about imposing sanctions continued for several months. They were initially supported by several countries, including Germany, the Czech Republic, and Austria. However, Hungary has opposed this step until today.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó previously stated that imposing sanctions would only exacerbate tensions in Israel, which recently suffered a terrorist attack, and weaken it. He emphasized that Hamas cannot be equated with settlers and urged that the most severe sanctions be imposed on Hamas instead.