France repeats that Israeli settlements are illegal
Israel/Palestinian Territories – settlements – Press briefing by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (excerpt)
Paris, 19 November 2019
THE SPOKESPERSON – The Israeli settlement policy in the Occupied Territories is illegal under international law, especially international humanitarian law, and runs counter to Security Council resolutions. Settlements also contribute to heightening tensions on the ground and undermine the two-state solution.
This is France’s unwavering position. We regret any decision liable to encourage continued settlement activity.
Q. – What’s your response to the US announcement that it no longer considers Israeli settlements contrary to international law?
THE SPOKESPERSON – I refer you to my statement. (…)./.