Egypt, Jordan demand Israel to stop escalation in Jerusalem

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Jordanian Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Minister Ayman Al-Safadi on Sunday asked Israel to stop all acts of aggression and provocation against Palestinians in the occupied East Jerusalem.

They condemned in particular Israeli extremists' violent actions and harassment of Palestinians in Jerusalem's old city, according to a statement issued by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry late Sunday following a phone call between the two ministers.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

They called on Israel to abide by international law as well as to protect and allow Palestinians to pray in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

The ministers urged the international community to press Israel to ease tension in the occupied city and return to serious peace talks to resolve the Palestinian cause.

Al- Safadi made a telephone call Monday to UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland.

During the telephone conversation, they discussed the efforts to stop the Israeli provocations and the extremist groups' attacks on the Palestinians in Jerusalem's Old City. (SG).

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