Palestinians wanted peace talks to end: Israeli PM

Palestinian protestors throw stones towards an Israeli military vehicle following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the West Bank village of Kfar Qaddum on December 5, 2014Middle East peace talks collapsed earlier this year because the Palestinians did not want them to continue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu maintained Sunday. The Palestinian leadership “is simply not prepared… to confront violence and fanaticism within Palestinian society,” Netanyahu told the Saban Forum, organized by the Brookings Institution. Any deal had to ensure a “secure peace” for Israel, he insisted.

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