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France denounces Israeli decision to add 20 settlements To National Priority Fund
France denounces Israeli decision to add 20 settlements To National Priority Fund
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Gaza, Alray - French Foreign Ministry denounced the Israeli decision taken on Sunday to add 20 settlements, including four outposts, to its national priority fund as part of a plan to develop what was dubbed as “cities” that receive a priority funding and attention, Imemc reported.

"The number of settlements placed on the national priority fund significantly increased compared to the list of settlements published in 2009," the ministry said.

"This figure increased from the preceding list of priority localities announced by (Tel Aviv) in 2009”, The French FM stated, “The list includes isolated settlements in the West bank; this undermines the prospects of a future peace accord”.

The French government said that Israel’s settlement activities obstruct the efforts to achieve the desired final status peace between (Israel) and the Palestinians, based on the two-state solution.

It added that settlements are illegal under International Law, and are a main obstacle to the two-state solution, and stressed on the importance of resuming and maintaining direct peace talks by refraining from any unilateral moves that jeopardize the future peace talks.

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