Israel, PA renew pledge to curb violence during Egypt summit – Middle East Monitor


Israeli and Palestinian Authority officials yesterday reiterated the importance of “preventing further violence” on the ground. This happened during a security meeting held in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh, in the presence of Egyptian, Jordanian and United States officials.

The meeting was a follow-up to the Aqaba meeting held at the end of February, after which Israel immediately withdrew from the commitments they had agreed upon.

According to a joint statement, “the five parties reaffirmed their commitment to promoting security, stability and peace for both Israelis and Palestinians, and recognized the need to de-escalate on the ground. “

They also reiterated the importance of “preventing further violence … as well as confidence-building measures, improving mutual trust, creating a political horizon and addressing outstanding issues through direct dialogue.”

Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) reaffirmed “their eagerness and joint commitment to work immediately to end unilateral measures for a period of 3-6 months, including Israel’s commitment to halt discussions on new settlement units for four months, and stop authorizing. no outside jobs for six months.”

Both sides reaffirmed “the legal right of the PA to fulfill the security responsibilities in Area (A) of the West Bank, in accordance with the existing agreements, and they will work together to achieve this objective.”

A mechanism will be established to prevent and combat violence, incitement and inflammatory statements and actions, they said. At the same time, they agreed to “establish a mechanism to take the necessary measures to improve the economic conditions of the Palestinian people, in accordance with previous agreements and to significantly improve the fiscal situation of the PA.”

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