Israel/Palestinian Territories/ceasefire in Gaza
Paris, August 26, 2014
France welcomes the fact that a ceasefire has come into force in Gaza.
It urges the parties to respect it and to continue the discussions being conducted under Egypt’s auspices to achieve a lasting solution meeting the requirements for the lifting of the Gaza blockade and for Israel’s security.
France, both in coordination with its European partners and at the Security Council, is determined to contribute to solutions found in the framework of such an agreement.
Finally, France recalls that a relaunch of a political process is necessary and urgent in order to provide a definitive solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, whose general parameters are known./.