France condemns Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes

France condemns Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes. (File photo: AP)

France condemned a move by Israel on Monday to demolish Palestinian homes near Jerusalem, saying the destruction set a “dangerous precedent” and violated international law.

“France condemns the demolition by the Israeli army of several buildings in the area of Wadi al Hummus, in the southeast of Jerusalem,” a statement from the French foreign ministry said.

“These demolitions have taken place for the first time in an area controlled by the Palestinian authority under the Oslo Accords. They represent a dangerous precedent, which poses a direct threat to the two-state solution,” it added.

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