France said to be working on UNSC resolution calling for ceasefire, recognition of Palestinian state

France is said to be circulating a United Nations Security Council draft resolution that calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and recognition of a Palestinian state, Channel 12 reports.

The draft also includes a condemnation of the Palestinian terror group Hamas, unlike the resolution that passed earlier this week, and a call for the release of the hostages taken from Israel on October 7, according to the report.

Israel’s envoy to the UN tells Channel 12 that the French proposal “plays into Hamas’s hands and rewards terrorism.”

The proposal “breaks all the principles of negotiations and advances unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state,” he says, adding that Israel will “strongly oppose this terrible proposal.”

France has advocated for a permanent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, whereas the United States, Israel’s main ally, recently let pass a UN Security Council resolution that calls for a ceasefire during the month of Ramadan and a release of all the hostages.

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