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Israelis, Palestinians to meet in Egypt in bid to lower tensions before Ramadan

With Ramadan only days away, Israel, the Palestinians, the United States, Egypt and Jordan fear that West Bank tensions could explode.
Israeli soldiers search for suspects during an operation near the Jit junction west of Nablus in the occupied northern West Bank on March 12, 2023. - Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinian gunmen after they fired at troops near Nablus, the army announced early in the moring. Palestinian medical and security sources had no information on the event. (Photo by jaafar ashtiyeh / AFP) (Photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images)

Israel's public broadcaster KAN revealed on Tuesday evening that Israeli and Palestinian officials will meet in Sharm al-Sheikh in Egypt ahead of Ramadan, set to begin mid of next week, in another regional attempt to try to calm tensions in the West Bank.

A first such meeting took place on Feb. 26 in Aqaba, Jordan. Haaretz reported that the summit in Sharm al-Sheikh will take place on Sunday. 

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