On Friday, the French Foreign Ministry said, “The increasing violence against Palestinians in the West Bank must be stopped and those responsible for violations must be held accountable.”
In a statement, the French Foreign Ministry expressed its “deep concern in the aftermath of the numerous clashes that took place since November 29 in different parts of the West Bank, which resulted in the killing of 5 Palestinians.”
“France renews its call to all stakeholders to refrain from taking any provocative or unilateral actions,” the statement added.
The French ministry stressed “the need to stop the increasing violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, and to hold those responsible for these actions accountable by the competent authorities.”
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France also affirmed its commitment to respecting international humanitarian law in the areas under Israeli occupation, and the illegal nature of the settlements, according to the same statement.
For months, the Israeli army has been carrying out operations in the northern West Bank, concentrated in the cities of Nablus and Jenin, under the pretext of pursuing wanted persons.
Separate areas of the West Bank witness weekly activities rejecting settlement on the contact lines with the Israeli army, which disperses them and pursues demonstrators inside their villages and towns.