France 'deeply disappointed' by east J'lem building plans

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October 16, 2010 17:50

 
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France expressed "deep disappointment" over Israel's decision to authorize the sale of 240 plots of land for new housing units in the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Ramot and Pisgat Ze'ev, which are east of the Green Line, AFP reported on Saturday.

The decision to approve building in the Jerusalem neighborhoods harms the chances of renewing stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and Paris hopes that Jerusalem will reconsider the move, French Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bernard Valero said.

Valero added that not only France's foreign minister, but also his Spanish counterpart expect Israel to freeze all construction in east Jerusalem and the West Bank.

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