France condemns the announcements relating to the construction of 1,257 homes in the Israeli settlement of Givat Hamatos, in East Jerusalem. The expansion of this settlement is a direct challenge to the viability of a future Palestinian state, as the EU has repeatedly reaffirmed.
Settlement activity is illegal under international law and undermines, on the ground, the two-state solution. France calls on the Israeli authorities to reverse this decision. France calls for an end to any unilateral measures that undermine the two-state solution based on internationally agreed parameters, the only way to achieve just and lasting peace in the region.