Q: Do you have any comment on the rise in tensions seen in recent days in Jerusalem?
A: France is closely monitoring developments in the situation in Jerusalem and calls on all parties to avoid any unilateral action liable to exacerbate tensions.
France reiterates that only the two-state solution, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states, will make it possible to achieve a just and lasting solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict within the framework of international law and internationally agreed upon parameters. France reiterates its commitment to the longstanding status quo relating to Jerusalem’s holy sites. Beyond that, the question of Jerusalem’s status must be resolved within peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.