Leaders of PA, Egypt, Jordan hold talks on Palestinians

Egypt’s president holds talks in Cairo with the King of Jordan and the president of the Palestinian Authority aimed at reviving the Middle East peace process and strengthening a ceasefire that halted the Israel-Hamas war.

Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, King Abdullah II of Jordan and the Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas discussed the elusive two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, according to a statement from el-Sissi’s office.

The three leaders say that the Palestinians have a right to an independent state, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Israel staunchly opposes such a plan.

In the talks, the Egyptian and Jordanian leaders also renew their support of Abbas’ warning against the “dangerous repercussions” of the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the demolition of Palestinian houses and the confiscation of land properties, reads the statement.

On his part, el-Sissi stressed that the establishment of a Palestinian state requires the unification of all Palestinian factions, adds the statement.

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