Middle East peace process - Settlement activity (4 July 2016)

France condemns the Israeli authorities’ approval of plans to build several hundred homes in settlements on the West Bank and East Jerusalem. No development on the ground can justify these types of measures.

As the Quartet’s latest report pointed out, each new announcement of settlement activity, which is illegal under international law, fuels tensions. It directly threatens the two-state solution, which is the only one able to provide a solution to the conflict.