France calls on Israel to respect Palestinians’ right to peacefully demonstrate

France has called on the Tel Aviv regime to show restraint and protect the lives of civilians after Israeli troops killed at least 17 Palestinians during Friday’s Land Day peaceful demonstration.

“France reminds the Israeli authorities of their duty to protect civilians and urges them to show the greatest restraint,” said a French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman in a statement rereleased on Friday. “France also highlights the Palestinians’ right to peacefully demonstrate,” added that statement.