Israel/ Palestinian Territories – Construction of new homes in Israeli settlements in the West Bank (April 15, 2016)

France condemns the Israeli authorities’ approval of development plans for several settlements in the West Bank.

This decision, which comes on top of several announcements since the beginning of the year relating to construction and the appropriation of land for Israeli settlements, sends a further negative signal.

It fuels tensions and directly threatens the preservation of the two-state solution on the ground. The Israeli authorities must support this solution, not only by words, but by actions.

France is committed, alongside the entire international community, to preserving this solution, which is the only way to achieve a lasting solution to the conflict.