Israel – Palestinian Territories - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (14 June 2017)


Q - What’s your response to the Israeli announcement on the approval of the construction of several thousand homes in the West Bank?

A - France’s position is constant.

It condemns the approval by the Israeli authorities in the last few days of plans to build 3,000 homes in various West Bank settlements, bringing the number of new homes approved in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to almost 9,000 in 2017 alone.

While relaunching a political process requires an effort on the part of everyone, such decisions, which are illegal under international law, send a negative signal and undermine the prospects for achieving just and lasting peace.