Aqaba summit with PA and Israel ends with agreements

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The Jordanian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Israeli and Palestinian representatives at the Aqaba summit agreed to work towards a “just and lasting peace”; and reaffirmed the need to “take local de-escalation measures”.

A senior Israeli official said the summit ended with an “agreement to set up a joint security committee”; for the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation. The parties also agreed to hold another Egyptian-funded meeting due to begin in less than a month “to examine security progress.”

Israeli officials at the summit stressed that Israel would not give up its decision to legalize nine settlement outposts in Judea and Samaria and build 9,500 housing units there, but he does not intend to make any further settlement announcements in the coming months.

State television company of Jordan “Al-Mamlaka”

Israel sent Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar and national security adviser Tzachi Khanegbi to talks, while the Palestinians sent PA intelligence chief Majed Faraj to talks. Also present were US National Security Council Middle East and North Africa Coordinator Brett McGurk, as well as Jordanian and Egyptian security officials.

-quo on the Temple Mount and that Israel agreed to suspend approval of new settlements in the West Bank for four to six months. It also says that both sides agreed to support “confidence-building steps” and meet again next month in Egypt.

Israel's announcement of the meeting made no mention of the Temple Mount, and said that no decisions to build a new settlement “are expected in the coming months.”

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