Statement by Spokespersons of the Foreign Ministries of France, Germany, Italy and Spain:
We are deeply concerned by the scenes of clashes and heightened violence today in East-Jerusalem.
At this special time of religious celebrations, we call on all sides to exercise maximum restraint as well as to refrain from violence and from all forms of provocation.
We call to uphold and respect the historic status quo on the Holy Sites in Jerusalem and stress the importance of Jordan’s specific role in this regard.
We remain actively committed to supporting all efforts to de-escalate and recall the importance of the two-state solution as the basis to achieve a just, comprehensive and lasting peace.