France says concerned by Israel decision to seize West Bank land

France’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday it was worried by Israel's decision to appropriate large tracts of land in the occupied West Bank (Photo: Reuters)

France’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday it was worried by Israel's decision to appropriate large tracts of land in the occupied West Bank, calling it a violation of international law and contradicting a two-state solution.

“France is extremely concerned by the decision of Israeli authorities to appropriate for Israeli settlements... territory in the West Bank,” Foreign ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said in a daily briefing.

“Settlements constitute a violation of international law and contradict commitments made by Israeli authorities in favor of a two-state solution.”

Paris has been lobbying for an international peace conference before May that would outline incentives and give guarantees for Israelis and Palestinians to resume face-to-face talks before August and try to end the decades-long conflict.
 

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