European partners express concern over West Bank

Israel/Palestinian Territories - Joint statement by France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom¹

Paris, 12 September 2019

We are deeply concerned about the announcement of a possible annexation of areas in the West Bank, particularly the Jordan valley and the northern portion of the Dead Sea.

This would, if implemented, constitute a serious breach of international law. France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom will continue to call on all parties to refrain from actions in contravention of international law that would imperil the viability of a two-state solution, based on the 1967 lines, and make it harder to achieve a just and lasting peace.

We are clear about Israel’s right to security and strongly condemn recent attacks on Israel from Gaza./.

¹ Source of English text: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Published on 25/09/2019

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