France says violence against Palestinian civilians 'unacceptable'
27 Feb 2023 09:23pm
Supporters of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) group take part in a rally in Rafah town in the Southern Gaza Strip on Feb 26, in support of the West Bank and Palestinians in Israeli jails, and against the Palestinian-Israeli Aqaba summit. France today condemned Israeli attacks against Palestinian civilians. - AFP
France "strongly condemns" the attack targeting a town where two Israeli brothers were killed, the foreign ministry said in a statement, adding that there was a risk that the situation in the West Bank could "deteriorate out of control".
France was calling on all parties "to avoid fuelling the violence, and to contribute to de-escalation", the statement said.
"As part of its responsibility as an occupying power" the Israeli government needed to "protect Palestinian civilians" and find the perpetrators of the attacks in which cars and homes were set ablaze in the northern town of Huwara, the ministry said.- AFP