Israel / Palestinian Territories - Q&A from the press briefing (15 Apr. 2022)


Q: Clashes broke out this morning in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Do you have any comment ?

A: France is concerned by this morning’s violence in Jerusalem and by the clashes that left many dead and injured in the Palestinian Territories. We call for the utmost restraint and urge the parties to avoid all forms of violence. France calls for observing and preserving the historic Status Quo at Jerusalem’s holy places and reaffirms Jordan’s vital role in this regard.

France reiterates its strong condemnation of the terrorist attacks that killed 14 in Israel, including one of our fellow citizens.

We and our regional and international partners remain committed to supporting de-escalation efforts. We reiterate the importance of the two-state solution, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states, to achieving a just and lasting peace.