FRENCH LEADER DEMANDS END TO SETTLEMENTS

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RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: French President Francois Hollande on Monday sharpened his tone dramatically on Israel’s settlement policies, demanding a “complete halt” to construction on land the Palestinians want for a future state. In a speech after talks in the West Bank city of Ramallah with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmud Abbas, the French leader made an unequivocal demand for Israel to stop building on land seized in the 1967 Six-Day War.

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