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France condemns Israel's plan to build more settler homes in West Bank

Jan 12, 2021 - Reuters Canada

By Reuters Staff

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PARIS (Reuters) - France on Tuesday condemned Israel’s plan to advance construction of 800 more Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank in a move to cement the projects shortly before pro-settlement U.S. President Donald Trump leaves office.

In a statement, the French Foreign Ministry urged Israeli authorities to drop the plan. Referring to Israel and the Palestinians, who seek a state in Israeli-occupied territory, it said: “(We) call ...