Israel/Palestinian Territories – Destruction of humanitarian structures (August 11, 2016)

France condemns the Israeli army’s destruction of several structures funded by France in the Palestinian village of Nabi Samuel (West Bank) on August 3.

This is the third time that buildings funded through French humanitarian aid have been demolished or confiscated by Israeli authorities since the beginning of 2016, and notably follows the dismantling of a school in February.

With several other EU projects destroyed south of Hebron, France expresses its deep concern over the accelerating rate of these demolitions and confiscations of humanitarian structures built for the Palestinian people in Area C.

We call on the Israeli authorities to end these operations, which are a violation of international law. France reiterates its commitment to the two-state solution.