Israel/Palestinian Territories (12 November 2018)

France utterly condemns the many rocket attacks for which Hamas has claimed responsibility and which have deliberately targeted several towns in southern Israel from the Gaza Strip in recent hours. It expresses its solidarity with the people affected, and in particular the victims’ families. It calls for an immediate cessation of these unacceptable and unjustifiable actions and calls on the parties to avoid a new cycle of violence, of which civilians would be the first victims.

Our diplomatic and consular posts are closely following the situation and are ready to lend assistance to any of our compatriots who may need it.