Aqaba summit sees agreement between PA, Israel

Israel to stop unilateral measures for 3–6 months

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AMMAN — Senior officials from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, and the US gathered in Aqaba for a summit that was held at the invitation of Jordan, as per a communique circulated Sunday. اضافة اعلان

After extensive discussions, the parties announced that Israel would stop its unilateral measures for three to six months.

The Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority (PA) also agreed to a joint commitment to halt unilateral measures on both sides for a period of three to six months. This includes an Israeli commitment to stop discussing the establishment of new settlement units for four months and to cease the approval of any new settlement outposts for six months.

The participants affirmed the importance of maintaining the historical status quo in the holy places of Jerusalem, both in writing and in action. They also emphasized the Hashemite custodianship and Jordan's role in this regard.

Coming meeting in Sharm El-SheikhThe parties also agreed to meet again in the Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh in March to achieve the objectives set out in the meeting.

The participants further agreed to support confidence-building measures and enhance mutual trust between the two sides to address issues through direct dialogue. 

Both Palestinian and Israeli parties will work together to fulfill their responsibilities in this regard.

‘A positive step’Jordan, Egypt, and the US consider these understandings a positive step towards reactivating and deepening relations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, and are committed to facilitating their implementation as needed.

The participants emphasized the importance of the Aqaba Summit, which is the first of its kind in years. 

They agreed to continue the meetings according to this format, maintain the positive momentum, and build on what has been agreed to towards achieving a more comprehensive political process that leads to a just and lasting peace.

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