France voices concern over recent violence in Middle East

Israel/Palestinian Territories – Deterioration of the security situation (16 April) – Press briefing by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (excerpt)

Paris, 26 April 2021

France is deeply concerned by the tensions and violence of the last few days in Jerusalem, especially around the Old City, as well as on the West Bank. It strongly condemns the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip that targeted residential areas within Israel, in violation of international law. In this regard, France reiterates its unwavering commitment to Israel’s security.

France calls on all actors to show restraint, to end the violence and to allow calm to return to the Palestinian Territories. All actions contributing to escalation must end.

The violence of recent days underscores the need to revive a credible political process based on international law and the two-state solution. France, together with its German, Egyptian and Jordanian partners, is committed to this./.

Published on 26/04/2021

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