Israel/Palestinian Territories – Settlements (26 March 2024)


France strongly condemns the announcement by the Israeli authorities that they have seized nearly 2,000 acres of land in the Occupied West Bank. This is Israel’s largest land seizure in the Palestinian Territories since the Oslo accords.

We also condemn the ongoing settler violence against Palestinian populations in the West Bank.

The pursuit of the settlement policy constitutes a serious violation of international law – specifically UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and the Fourth Geneva Convention. Some of these actions are also covered by the Rome Statute.

As President Macron told the Israeli Prime Minister yesterday, the first steps have been taken on the national and European level against settlers who have committed acts of violence against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank.