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Erekat urges Egypt to broker ceasefire in Gaza

April 13, 2008 10:24 A.M. (Updated: April 13, 2008 10:24 A.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - The Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, announced on Sunday that he asked Egypt to press forward with efforts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian military organizations in the Gaza Strip.

Erekat said he made the request during a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmad Abu Al-Gheit and Egyptian intelligence chief Umar Sulaiman.

Erekat also met with the Arab League's secretary general, Amr Mousa. After that meeting he said that a ceasefire could help protect the Palestinian people. He also appealed to all Palestinian military groups to cooperate with Egypt's diplomatic efforts in order to to avoid the disaster of another major Israeli incursion in Gaza.

Erekat also asked Hamas to comply with a Yemeni-backed agreement signed in March that calls for the resumption of direct talks between Hamas and Fatah.

Egypt has been leading backchannel efforts to reach a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian movement that rules Gaza. Erekat's PLO and the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority, have not held power in Gaza since Hamas took control during internecine fighting in June 2007.

Israel frequently attacks the Gaza Strip, most recently killing nine Palestinians, including four children, in three days of tank fire and air raids.

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