Israel/Palestinian Territories - Expansion of Gilo settlement building plan (July 26, 2016)

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France condemns the release of a building plan for 770 homes expanding the Gilo settlement in East Jerusalem southward.

This decision, which comes on top of other announcements of settlement expansions in East Jerusalem and the West Bank since early July, sends a new negative signal.

As the July Quartet report emphasized, the continuing expansion of settlements – illegal under international law – is a threat to the two-state solution.