Egypt’s FM Shoukry, Israeli counterpart discuss resuming talks between Palestinians, Israelis



Fri, 18 Jun 2021 - 11:47 GMT


Fri, 18 Jun 2021 - 11:47 GMT

CAIRO – 18 June 2021: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received Friday, a phone call from Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.

During the call, Shoukry congratulated Lapid, on his new post.

The Egyptian minister stressed the need to break the deadlock between the Palestinians and Israelis to launch a comprehensive negotiating process, in a manner that ensures the consolidation of the pillars of stability in the region.

He added that Egypt will continue its role in supporting all efforts to achieve a just and lasting peace in the Middle East under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions.

The Egyptian top diplomat also stressed the need to prevent any escalation between the two sides, which threatens to exacerbate the situation and push forward reconstruction efforts and development support for all parts of the Palestinian territories.

Cairo is keen to move with practical and serious steps towards achieving security and stability for all the peoples of the region, he added.

On May 7, Israeli forces in the West Bank and Jerusalem engaged in clashes with civilians who were protesting forced displacement, particularly from Sheikh Jarrah eastern Jerusalem, and assaults on worshippers in Al Aqsa Mosque. And, since May 10, Israel has been shelling and carrying out airstrikes against Gaza Strip. The aggression has thus far incurred 236 deaths and 6,278 injuries, as reported by the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA).

On May 20, Cairo succeeded to secure ceasefire in Gaza. The mutually-agreed suspension of fire.

The strikes caused the destruction of more than 200 residential units in Gaza Strip and 31 educational establishments, including schools, colleges, and vocational training centers. According to the United Nations, 40,000 Palestinians got displaced – mainly from the North to the South – while 2,500 lost their homes.





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