Sunday, January 23, 2011

'France Supports Palestinian Statehood'

The French foreign minister has voiced her country's support for the formation of a Palestinian state and condemned Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

"France supports the establishment of an independent, democratic Palestinian state as soon as possible," Michele Alliot-Marie said at the conclusion of her visit to the occupied Palestinian territories on Saturday, Ha'aretz reported.

She said her country does not recognize Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank and called for the construction activity to come to a halt.'


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