Macron warns Israel against talk of displacing Gazans

French President Emmanuel Macron looks on during a signature signing ceremony in Tirana, on October 17, 2023 ( Ludovic MARIN / AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron looks on during a signature signing ceremony in Tirana, on October 17, 2023 ( Ludovic MARIN / AFP)

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Israel against contemplating a forced displacement of Gaza residents.

In a phone call yesterday with war cabinet member Benny Gantz, Macron “argued that statements relating to the forced displacement of Gazans were unacceptable and contradicted the two-state solution which constitutes the only viable solution for a return to peace and security for all,” the president’s office says in an overnight readout of the phone call.

Macron also warned against the risk of spreading conflict, saying it is “essential to avoid any escalatory attitude, particularly in Lebanon,” the statement says. “France will continue to pass these messages to all actors involved directly or indirectly in the area,” it adds.

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