Palestinian president calls for swift resumption of Gaza peace talks

by Reuters
Saturday, 23 August 2014 09:33 GMT

Palestinians gather around the remains of a mosque, which witnesses said was hit in an Israeli air strike, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT)

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CAIRO, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Saturday for a swift resumption of the Cairo-mediated talks between Israel and the Palestinians that failed last week to put an end to the Gaza crisis.

"My main goal is for the truce talks to resume in Egypt as soon as possible to avoid more casualties and sacrifices," Abbas told a news conference after meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Editing by Pravin Char)

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