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France Calls for Halt to Israeli Settlement Construction

French President Francois Hollande is calling on Israel to stop building settlements in occupied territory, saying the construction complicates ongoing negotiations with the Palestinians."France opposes settlements, and we call for the halting of settlements because they complicate negotiations and make the two-state solution difficult."Mr. Hollande spoke Monday at a joint news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.Israeli and Palestinian negotiators began...

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