In the statement made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was stated that France is watching with great concern the violence that broke out of control in the West Bank, especially in the town of Huwwara.
Violence against Palestinian civilians, which caused the death of one person and caused significant destruction, is unacceptable, the statement said. “France has called on Israel, especially as part of its responsibility as an occupying power, to protect Palestinian civilians and prosecute the perpetrators of today’s violence.” statement was included.
France urged all parties to refrain from inciting violence and contribute to de-escalation.
Attacks on Palestinians in Nablus
The city of Nablus, located in the north of the occupied West Bank, has witnessed intense violence by the Israeli army and Jewish settlements in recent days.
Israeli forces killed 11 Palestinians and injured more than 100 Palestinians, 6 of them seriously, in the raid they carried out on Nablus on February 22.
Jewish settlers are also committing acts of violence against Palestinians in Nablus and areas such as Huwwara and Burin in Nablus, attacks with stones, sticks and tear gas, arson of houses and vehicles, damage to olive groves and fields and looting.
According to United Nations data, Jewish settlers carried out 849 attacks against Palestinians and their property in the West Bank in 2022.
About 700,000 Jewish settlers live around the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are considered illegal under international law.