Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry, left, in Jerusalem, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
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Egypt's foreign minister paid a rare visit to Israel Sunday, saying that his country remains a "steadfast and unwavering" supporter of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians but warning that conditions for achieving that are deteriorating.Sameh Shoukri's trip was the first official visit to Israel since 2007 and reflected the strong but low-profile ties that have developed between the two countries in recent years. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Shoukri's visit was aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. An Israeli government official said on condition of anonymity that Netanyahu asked Shoukri for Egypt's help in releasing Israelis who are held captive or who went missing in the Gaza Strip, apparently referring to the remains of two Israeli soldiers killed in the 2014 Gaza War which are believed to be held by Hamas, as well as two Israeli civilians detained by the movement.
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