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France condemns new East Jerusalem settler homes

Dec. 9, 2011 12:20 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 9, 2011 12:21 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A French foreign ministry spokesman said on Friday that Israeli approval of a new settlement complex in a Palestinian neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem was a "provocation" that harms peace.

Jerusalem city council's planning committee accepted the proposal to build the 14-home project, to be named Maale David, in Palestinian Ras al-Amud on Wednesday.

"The building of a settlement in this neighborhood constitutes a direct obstacle to the two-State solution that Israel claims to support," the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Spokesman said in a statement.

It called on the Israeli government to "prevent the effective implementation of this project."

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