French Foreign Minister warns of explosion if peace fails

France’s foreign minister warned Sunday of a coming “explosion” between the Israelis and the Palestinians if a stalemate over peace talks isn’t soon resolved.Laurent Fabius made the comments on a visit to the region as France says it will propose a U.N. Security Council

resolution with a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While Palestinians say they are receptive, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he’d “fiercely reject” any international demands on the talks. Palestinian officials and French diplomats say the proposal would call for basing the borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state on the lines that existed before Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast war, as well as the Gaza Strip which Israel withdrew from in 2005.



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