Palestinian Territories – Settlement activities

France condemns the new decisions taken by the Israeli authorities aimed at allowing the construction of several thousand homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

These decisions, as well as the demolition and evacuations affecting the Palestinian populations in Area C, and in particular Area E1, are part of the same strategy that directly threatens the viability of a future Palestinian state.

France calls on the Israeli authorities to reconsider these decisions and to abandon this settlement strategy in order to preserve the two-state solution with Jerusalem as the capital, to which France reaffirms its attachment.