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Why Hamas and Israel both oppose French peace initiative

Few seem hopeful that France's upcoming peace talks will actually result in peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (R) shakes hands with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls before their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah May 24, 2016. REUTERS/ABBAS MOMANI/Pool - RTSFOQ3
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — France is moving forward with plans for a June 3 international peace conference in Paris designed to revive the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians — despite outright rejection by Israel and Hamas.

France is bringing the United States and other countries to the table, but without the initial participation of Israel or the Palestinian Authority. The PA supports this approach, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists on bilateral negotiations, and Hamas rejects any talk of peace.

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