Situation in Jerusalem - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (27.07.17)


Q - Do you think that the Israeli announcements regarding the removal of all security measures on the Esplanade of the Mosques will be enough to ease tensions?

A - France hopes that the measures taken over the last few days by the Israeli authorities and the appeals by the Muslim religious authorities calling on the faithful to return to pray at the Esplanade of the Mosques pave the way toward easing the situation in the occupied part of Jerusalem.

In this context, France calls on all parties to demonstrate a spirit of responsibility and to refrain from any act or statement that could once again fuel tensions.