France, Jordan condemn Israeli legalization of outposts

April 24, 2012 19:23

Jordan and France both condemned the Israeli decision to legalize three outposts in the West Bank on Tuesday.

The French foreign ministry released a statement saying that the move "sends a very negative signal, which is contrary to the interests of peace in the region." It added that France "considers all Israeli settlements in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem to be illegal and an obstacle to peace. The outposts must be dismantled in accordance with Israel’s obligations under the road map."Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh also denounced the move, saying the country "condemns Israeli settlement activities as well as its unilateral measures," AFP reported.

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