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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri met in Brussels on July 11, 2021.

Foreign Minister Lapid met this evening in Brussels with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri as part of Lapid’s visit to the European Union.

The meeting lasted approximately one hour, during which the two discussed “various security and political issues.”

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Lapid raised the issue of Israeli captives being held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip with Egypt’s foreign minister.

The two men also discussed ways to strengthen the security of the State of Israel in the face of terrorist threats, as well as a number of options regarding humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.