France Condemns Israeli Occupation’s Plan to Expand Settlements in West Bank


Paris, The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs in France condemned the Israeli occupation’s plan to expand settlements in the West Bank, stressing that this expansion decision could have serious consequences for peace and stability in the region.

The Ministry denounced, in a press statement, the occupation authorities’ plan to legalize five colonial outposts, and its approval of a plan to build more than 5,000 additional settlement units in the West Bank.

The statement indicated that the occupation authorities approved a plan to build more than 20,000 new settlement units in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem since 2023, and seized more than 2,300 hectares of land.

Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories is a violation of international law that has inflamed tension in the region, the Ministry stressed.

The so-called Israeli Ministerial Council for Political and Security Affairs (the Cabinet) recently approved the legalization of settlement outposts in the West Bank, and advanced plans to b
uild thousands of new settlement units throughout the West Bank.

Source: Oman News Agency