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Egypt hosts Israeli-Palestinian talks to calm down before Ramadan

On Sunday, Egypt will host Israeli and Palestinian officials in the city of Sharm el-Sheikh for talks aimed at de-escalating the escalating violence, which has raised fears of an exacerbation of the situation with the advent of Ramadan this weekend.

Reuters said that the meeting enjoys the support of the United States and Jordan after the pledges made at the Aqaba meeting to reduce escalation between the two sides.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the Sharm el-Sheikh meeting is coming "With the aim of supporting dialogue between the Palestinian and Israeli sides to work to stop unilateral measures and escalation, break the existing cycle of violence, and achieve calm. This paves the way for creating an appropriate climate that contributes to the resumption of the peace process".

Clashes have erupted over the past years between the Israeli police and the Palestinians over the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem during the month of Ramadan, which coincides this year with the Passover holiday for the Jews and the Easter holiday for the Christians.

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