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Official speeches and statements - September 16, 2019

Published on September 16, 2019

1. Israel - Palestinian Territories - Joint statement by France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom (Paris - September 12, 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.