Israel – Palestinian territories – Settlements (27 December 2018)


On December 24 and 25, Israel’s Higher Planning Committee approved 2,191 new housing units in Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

France condemns this decision, which expands settlement activity in the West Bank.

Settlement activity is in violation of international law, as reaffirmed by UN Security Council Resolution 2334. It undermines – on the ground and in people’s minds – the conditions for a two-state solution, the only way to ensure a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians, and heightens tensions.

We therefore call on the Israeli authorities to reconsider these decisions.