Israel/ Palestinian Territories – Construction of new homes in the settlements (August 31, 2016)

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France condemns the approval of plans to build several hundred homes in settlements in the West Bank, as well as the retroactive legalization of almost 200 homes in the West Bank, which had, until now, been considered illegal under Israeli law.

These decisions bring the number of homes included in settlement plans to more than 2,500 since the start of the year and are extremely troubling.

Settlement activity is illegal under international law and undermines the two-state solution.