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Abbas phones Egypt president for help on Gaza

July 9, 2014 2:05 P.M. (Updated: July 9, 2014 2:05 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – President Mahmoud Abbas telephoned Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday evening and asked him to intervene to save the Palestinian people from the ongoing escalation in Gaza.

According to the official Palestinian news agency Wafa, Abbas updated al-Sisi on the “dangerous Israeli escalation.”

The Egyptian president, for his part, confirmed to Abbas that “Egypt is concerned about the safety of the Palestinian people and wishes to stop this dangerous attack and reach a ceasefire as soon as possible.”

Al-Sisi confirmed that Egypt has been exerting efforts since the beginning of the attacks.

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