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Paris - July 19, 2017
Are you concerned that the situation in the Esplanade of the Mosques could escalate?
In the press briefing on July 19, we reaffirmed France's concern at the tensions in Jerusalem and especially around the Esplanade of the Mosques, where the situation has deteriorated over the last few days.
We call on all parties to refrain from any act or statement that could exacerbate tensions and to work toward easing the situation. Any attempt at calling the status quo into question could threaten to destabilize the situation.