Brent crude sustained at $70/barrel and above, could require future fuel price reviews    2021 International Women's Day highlights transformative power of equal participation: UN    Bibliotheca Alexandrina presents webinar on Arab-Islamic Heritage    Pope Francis calls for peace in Iraq's post-IS Mosul    Egypt's Al-Sisi orders increasing medical convoys, mobile clinics under ‘Decent Life' initiative    Egypt's Shoukry, UN representative discuss ways to achieve political settlement in Libya    Egypt's stocks start week in green, benchmark EGX 30 climbs 1.98%    National Bank of Egypt chairman named among Forbes Middle East's Top 100 CEOs list    Egypt's net foreign reserves rise to $40.2 billion at February-end: c.bank    JICA to continue supporting Egypt's educational reforms to boost women's empowerment, gender equality    Hassan Allam consortium wins contract to manage, operate Grand Egyptian Museum    Capital Intelligence confirms Egypt's sovereign ratings with stable outlook    Sisi approves amending law honoring martyrs, victims, missing, injured in terror attacks    Government inaugurates ICT projects in Kafr El-Sheikh    Saudi-led coalition destroys eight Houthi drones: Saudi TV    Train derails killing 1, injuring 40 in southern Pakistan    Egypt condemns latest terror atack in Somalia    Live score: Liverpool v Fulham (English Premier League)    Pope visits Iraq's war-ravaged north on last day of tour    Egypt detects 588 new coronavirus cases, 38 deaths on Saturday    Messi provides 2 assists for Barca ahead of Madrid derby    Nigeria's Iheanacho, Ghana's Amartey give Leicester win over Brighton    US envoy seeking support to shakeup Afghan peace process, warring parties object    Al-Sisi, Al-Burhan to intensify efforts towards reaching legally binding GERD agreement    UK calls on African countries to join UK-Egypt led Adaptation Action Coalition    Egypt's Shoukry, UN Secretary-General discuss Ethiopia's Nile dam developments    World Bank approves $440 million for enhancing Egypt's railways    Al-Sisi visits Sudan for first time after formation of new transitional government    Art House partners with Cultural Development Fund to present theatrical, musical shows    Egypt stresses necessity of launching 'serious' negotiation process to reach deal on GERD before flood season    Messi serves as bright spot in Barcelona's disastrous season    Zamalek ready with striking force against Esperance Tunis    Egypt clubs protest Football Association decision to cover costs of COVID-19 tests    Hassan Allam wins contract to manage, operate Grand Egyptian Museum    Sudan keen to enhance cooperation with Egypt: Sudanese FM Al-Mahdi    Egypt court upholds 3-year prison sentence for Mubarak-era Minister El-Feky    A Happy Purrfect Rescue Story of 4 Cats in Thailand    Egypt's Zamalek arrive in Tunisia to face Esperance in CAF Champions League    Winston Churchill's Moroccan landscape painting owned by Angelina Jolie sells for $11.5M    Orascom Construction to build Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre    Respect for diversity    Huawei launches HUAWEI FreeLace Pro in Egypt with extra-long battery life and top-grade noise cancellation    Enhanced Labs signs Mr. Olympia 2020 "Big Ramy" And His Trainer Dennis James    1st hours of registration for coronavirus vaccine seen 7,000 Egyptians signing up: ministry    King Tutankhamun funerary mask is must-see tourist icon: The Telegraph    Seasoned Egyptian screenwriter Wahid Hamed dies at 76    Coronavirus strikes Egypt's youth team as 17 players, coach test positive    Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to resume Nile dam talks today    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





France condemns Israel's plan to build more settler homes in West Bank
Published in Ahram Online on 12 - 01 - 2021

France on Tuesday condemned Israel's plan to advance construction of 800 more Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank in a move to cement the projects shortly before pro-settlement U.S. President Donald Trump leaves office.
In a statement, the French Foreign Ministry urged Israeli authorities to drop the plan. Referring to Israel and the Palestinians, who seek a state in Israeli-occupied territory, it said: "(We) call on the parties to avoid any unilateral measures that could jeopardise the two-state solution founded on international law and agreed parameters."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said on Monday that about 800 homes would be built in the settlements of Beit El and Givat Zeev, north of Jerusalem, and in Tal Menashe, Rehelim, Shavei Shomron, Barkan and Karnei Shomron in the northern West Bank. It gave no starting date for construction.
Palestinians have condemned such construction as illegal. The move appeared timed to set Israel's blueprint in indelible ink before Joe Biden, who has been critical of its settlement policies, becomes U.S. president on Jan. 20.
The Trump administration has effectively endorsed Israel's right to build West Bank settlements by abandoning a long-held U.S. position that they break international law. Trump has also delighted Israeli leaders and angered Palestinians by recognising contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving the U.S. Embassy there.
Most countries view Israeli settlements as violating international law. Israel disputes this, citing historical, political and biblical links to the West Bank, where more than 440,000 Israeli settlers now live among 3 million Palestinians who have limited self-rule under Israeli occupation.


Clic here to read the story from its source.