Israel/Palestinian Territories – Statement by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs deputy spokesperson (29 January 2024)


France condemns the holding of a conference in Jerusalem yesterday, in which a dozen Israeli government ministers participated, promoting the establishment of settlements in Gaza and the transfer of Gaza’s Palestinian population out of that territory.

It is waiting for the Israeli authorities to clearly denounce these positions.

In this respect, France recalls that the International Court of Justice recently set out Israel’s obligation to take all measures within its power to prevent and punish this kind of rhetoric.

It is not up to the Israeli Government to decide where Palestinians should live on their land. The future of the Gaza Strip and of its inhabitants falls within the framework of a unified Palestinian State living in peace and security alongside Israel.