French FM, Kerry Discuss Violence in Israel

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to discuss escalating violence with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will discuss the recent wave of terrorist attacks in Israel with his US counterpart John Kerry on Wednesday, France's government spokesman said.

"There is an escalation (of violence) that France wants to combat," said spokesman Stephane Le Foll, adding that Kerry and Fabius would discuss the situation in Jerusalem later in the day.  

"The situation has strongly deteriorated and France will do all it can avoid an escalation," he added.

Jerusalem has seen a series of stabbing attacks and protests by Palestinians. Three Israelis were killed on Tuesday when attackers shot and stabbed commuters on a bus and another rammed a car into pedestrians.

France, home to the largest Jewish community outside of Israel and the US, has condemned the violence as "extremely worrying and dangerous." 

Israeli security forces have set up checkpoints in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem on Wednesday as it struggled to stop the attacks that have raised fears of a full-scale terrorist campaign.

AFP contributed to this report.