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Protests in Gaza as Israeli, Palestinian Officials Pledge to Deescalate Ahead of Ramadan

HeadlineMar 20, 2023

In Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, representatives from Israel and Palestine agreed to deescalate tensions ahead of Ramadan, including an Israeli pledge to halt discussion of new settlement construction for four months. The talks were also attended by U.S., Egyptian and Jordanian officials. A similar pledge to curb violence was reached a month earlier but did little to quell the mounting violence. Israeli forces and settlers have killed at least 85 Palestinians so far in 2023 as members of the extreme-right Israeli government have openly called for violence against Palestinians. In Gaza, protesters condemned Palestinian officials for taking part in the Egyptian meetings.

Protester: “Attending these kinds of summits while there are massacres, while there is this fascist government in Israel and during this critical time is disregarding the pain and dignity of the Palestinian people.”

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