Israel / Palestinian Territories - Q&A from the press briefing (20 May 20)


Q: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Sunday, May 17 that the time had come to annex parts of the West Bank. Following Israel’s announcement regarding the Palestinian Territories, Mahmoud Abbas announced Palestine’s withdrawal from all agreements concluded with Israel and the United States. Can you comment on this decision by Palestine?

A: As the minister for Europe and foreign affairs reaffirmed, France is committed to a just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With this in mind, France calls on all parties to abide by the agreements concluded and to refrain from any unilateral measures. France reaffirms its attachment to the two-state solution. France stands ready to support any effort to relaunch negotiations between the parties - the only way to achieve regional peace, security and stability.