AMMAN (AFP) - Jordans King Abdullah II on Sunday urged the European Union to help put a halt to Israeli settlement building in Jerusalem, ahead of an EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels. European countries should press Israel to stop its unilateral actions in Jerusalem, a palace statement quoted the monarch as telling EU ambassadors to Amman at a meeting. Such actions threaten Muslim and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, seek to change the citys landmarks and get rid of Arab residents there, he said, referring to settlement building in the Holy Citys mainly Arab eastern sector. The King hailed a proposal by the EUs current Swedish Presidency that East Jerusalem should become the capital of a future Palestinian state as part of a Middle East peace deal. Peace, stability and security will not be achieved in the region unless an independent Palestinian state is established, said the King, whose country signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1994. A row has broken out between Israel and the EU over a proposal that the bloc call for an independent, democratic, contiguous and viable state of Palestine comprising the West Bank and Gaza and with east Jerusalem as its capital. The draft text was prepared for a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Wednesday, but diplomats said it could change ahead of the talks because of opposition from member states. Meanwhile, stubborn Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday vowed that Israel would resume building in settlements in the occupied West Bank when a 10-month moratorium expires next year. Netanyahu, speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, was seeking yet again to allay fears of settler leaders who have threatened to expand protests against the ease in building. We made it clear that upon the conclusion of the period of suspension, construction will resume, Netanyahu said. This is a one-time and temporary decision, not a freeze of unlimited and infinite duration. Netanyahu called on the settler leaders and politicians who oppose the move to exercise restraint. We have to get through this together in the best way possible. Im saying this not only to the settler leaders and the settlers, but also to the members of parliament and government ministers - our internal unity is important, maybe the most important thing of all.