Palestinian Territories - Settlement activity (7 November 2018)

On November 7, the Jerusalem District Planning and Construction Committee approved plans to build 792 housing units in the settlements of Ramat Shlomo and Ramot in northern Jerusalem.

France condemns this latest decision aimed at allowing the construction of hundreds of new homes in the settlements of East Jerusalem.

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

We therefore call 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.