Egypt has urged for a halt to the ongoing escalation in the Palestinian territories during the holy month of Ramadan and the Chris tian and Jewish feasts, the Egyptian Foreign Minis try said in a statement.

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Cairo on Sunday also condemned the continued incursions of Israeli settlers into Al-Aqsa mosque, it added. Egypt highlighted the importance of adhering to international law to provide due protection for Palestinian civilians, as well as stopping any practices that violate the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa mosque, it said. The Al-Aqsa mosque compound is a site holy to both Muslims and Jews, the latter of whom call it the Temple Mount, Xinhua news agency reported.

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