Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Deputy Prime Minister.
The Middle East peace process is in crisis. After announcing plans to build a new Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem, an occupied territory since 1967, the Israeli government has just decided that it would return only 9 per cent of the West Bank territories, rather than the 30 per cent expected by Palestinian authorities.
With senseless violence breaking out once again, can the Deputy Prime Minister tell us Canada's position following Israel's an-
nouncement that it would withdraw from only 9 per cent of the West Bank territories, and would continue building settlements.