Israel/Palestinian Territories – Settlements (March 16, 2016)


France is highly concerned by the Israeli authorities’ decision to proceed with the appropriation of an additional 234 hectares of land in the West Bank for settlement purposes.

A similar measure affecting 150 hectares had already been decided on in the same part of the Jordan Valley near Jericho this past January.

The settlements represent a violation of international law and are inconsistent with the Israeli authorities’ commitments to a two-State solution. Promoting this solution is the goal that guides France’s diplomatic efforts.