France 'deep concern' over Israeli bill on West Bank settlements

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France has joined the US in condemning controversial proposed legislation to be submitted to the Israeli parliament which would allow settlers in the occupied West Bank to stay in homes built on private Palestinian land, warning 'it would once again jeopardize a two-state solution'.

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Following condemnation from Washington, France said on Tuesday an Israeli bill supported by a ministerial committee allowing settlers in the occupied West Bank to remain in homes built on private Palestinian land was of a matter of deep concern and jeopardized a two-state solution, reports The Jerusalem Post.

"This proposed law, if it were adopted, would once again jeopardize a two-state solution and would contribute in worsening tensions on the ground. France is deeply concerned by it," French foreign ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said in a daily briefing.