Sharm El-Sheikh hosted on Sunday a five-party meeting with the participation of security and diplomatic delegations from Palestine, Israel, the United States, Jordan, and Egypt to support the truce between Palestine and Israel.
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the five-party meeting concluded with an agreement to develop a mechanism to address violence and incitement, while the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority confirmed their commitment to work immediately to stop the unilateral measures for 3 to 6 months.
The two sides agreed to develop a mechanism to reduce violence, incitement, and actions that may cause the situation to flare up.
It is agreed that this mechanism will report to the leaders of the five countries in April when the meeting resumes in Sharm El-Sheikh.
The parties reaffirmed the importance of continuing to hold meetings within the framework of this formula, as well as their aspiration for cooperation with a view to laying the foundation for direct negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis to reach a comprehensive, just and lasting peace, while strengthening cooperation and coexistence among all the peoples of the Middle East. The parties will meet again in Egypt.
The understandings included respect for the legal right of the Palestinian national authority to assume security responsibilities in Area (A) of the West Bank and the commitment not to prejudice the existing historical status of the holy places in Jerusalem.
“The participating delegations reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening security, stability and peace for both Israelis and Palestinians,” the statement added.
They noted that they “recognized the need to achieve calm on the ground and prevent further violence, as well as seeking to take confidence-building measures, enhance mutual trust, open political horizons and deal with outstanding issues through direct dialogue.