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West Bank town of Huwwara

A woman crafts a mosaic depicting a peace dove in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan.
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Crystalize recent diplomatic shifts, top UN envoy urges Israelis, Palestinians

With the converging Ramadan, Easter and Passover holidays now beginning, Israelis and Palestinians must urgently crystalize agreements reached at several recent diplomatic meetings – the first of their kind in nearly a decade – the senior UN official for Middle East peace told the Security Council on Wednesday, while warning of escalating violence and inflammatory rhetoric on both sides.