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Saudi Arabia, Egypt Call for Gaza Ceasefire

Saudi Arabia, Egypt Call for Gaza Ceasefire

Saturday, 15 May, 2021 - 17:30
People gather amid rubble in front of Al-Sharouk tower that collapsed after being hit by an Israeli airstrike, in Gaza City, on May 12. (Getty Images)

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Egypt called on Saturday for an immediate ceasefire in the fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

It said Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan had spoken to Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

It said the two both agreed that an immediate ceasefire was needed.

Egypt has been trying to negotiate a stop to the fighting.

The Saudi statement also said the two diplomats called on “the international community to confront the aggressive Israeli practices against the brotherly Palestinian people.”

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