France expresses its deep concern following clashes on June 19 during an Israeli army operation in Jenin that left at least six dead and many injured. It offers its condolences to the families of the civilian victims. It once again reiterates Israel’s obligation to abide by international humanitarian law, use proportionate force and ensure the imperative protection of civilians in the occupied Palestinian Territories.
As the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs emphasized alongside her German, Jordanian and Egyptian counterparts on May 11 in Berlin, there is an urgent need to reestablish a realistic horizon to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two-state solution with both states living side by side in peace and security, the only solution capable of establishing a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. France calls on Israel to keep the commitments it made in Aqaba and Sharm el-Sheik.