During the summit, a shooting attack took place in Huwara, injuring an American-Israeli couple.
By World Israel News
Israel on Sunday committed to stop “settlement discussions” for up to half a year at a security summit in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh that was also attended by representatives from the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Jordan and the U.S.
During the summit, a shooting attack by a Palestinian terrorist took place in Huwara, injuring dual American-Israeli citizen, David Stern, and his wife, Rachel Stern.
It was the second such summit in a month. Last month, the same delegates met in Aqaba, Jordan. The summit also occurred on the same day that a terror attack in Huwara claimed the lives of Israeli brothers, Hillel and Yaakov Yaniv
Then, too, the U.S. issued a similar statement of Israeli commitment to “stop discussion of any new settlement units for four months and to stop authorization of any outposts for six months.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the time denied agreeing to a settlement freeze.
According to a joint communique issued after Sunday’s summit, the parties parties would work together to “advance security, stability and peace for both Israelis and Palestinians.”
Israel and the Palestinian Authority would work to “curb and counter violence, incitement and inflammatory statements” and “prevent further violence,” the statement said.
Once again, Israel agreed to “stop discussion of any new settlement units for 4 months and to stop authorization of any outposts for 6 months,” according to the communique.
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