France President Emmanuel Macron calls for international coalition to fight against terrorist groups


French President Emmanuel Macron landed in Tel Aviv on Tuesday for highly diplomat meeting with Israeli President Isaac Herzog, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former defense minister Benny Gantz, and main opposition leader Yair Lapid.

Macron is set to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah later Tuesday.

During his visit, he proposed a regional and international coalition to fight against the terrorist group, Hamas, which carried out attack in Israel on October 7.


The French president also suggested for a decisive relaunch of the Palestinian peace process.

At the beginning of the joint press conference with Netanyahu, Macron said France and Israel share terrorism as their “common enemy.”

Pledging France’s support to Israel, Macron said, “You are not alone,” after meeting Netanyahu.