Q: The Israeli authorities announced that they’ve begun taking steps to expel the French-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri. What is France’s position?
A: We learned that the Israeli authorities notified Salah Hamouri yesterday that his residence permit for Jerusalem had been revoked. The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, via France’s Consulate General in Jerusalem and its Embassy in Tel Aviv, has taken steps to obtain prompt explanations on the reasons for this decision and the revocation of the permit. We are in close contact with Salah Hamouri and those around him.
Mr. Hamouri must be able to lead a normal life in Jerusalem, where he was born and where he resides. His wife and son must also be granted the right to visit him in Jerusalem.
The French authorities are closely monitoring Salah Hamouri’s situation at a high level.