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Envoy: Egypt working to calm Gaza fighting
Published Wednesday 20/06/2012 (updated) 22/06/2012 17:44
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Yasser Othman (MaanImages/File)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Egyptian ambassador to the Palestinian Authority said Wednesday that Egypt is working to restore calm to the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Since Monday, Israeli airstrikes have killed seven Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and Gaza brigades, including Hamas' Al-Qassam Brigades, have fired a barrage of rockets into Israel.

Amb. Yasser Othman said Egyptian authorities are in contact with all parties in order to quell the fighting.

Egypt is calling on Israel to stop attacks on Gaza in order for Palestinian factions to also halt fire, he said.

A Palestinian source told Reuters that the sides agreed to cease fire at 11 p.m. Tuesday at the behest of Egypt, but overnight Tuesday Israel launched seven airstrikes on the coastal enclave, and seven rockets were fired into southern Israel, the army said.



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1 ) Tibi / Tubas
20/06/2012 14:53
1- Hamas should be working to calm Gaza fighting immediately,
and also to reach and peace agreement with Israel, so that
the Gaza fighting doesn't restart like before & before & before, and
2- Egypt should be working to calm Egypt fighting,
that is likely to erupt after their elections result are final !!!

2 ) matt / usa
20/06/2012 16:13
Egypt cant control their own people, am i expected to believe they can help this issue?

3 ) izzy / usa
20/06/2012 16:13
" Egypt is calling on Israel to stop attacks on Gaza in order for Palestinian factions to also halt fire, he said"
LOL. i am sorry, thats not the way it works.

4 ) War or / Peace
20/06/2012 18:43
The Only Choice offered to Hamas', should be either War or Peace, since
Another "CALM" HAS POINTLESS, with so many NOT leading to peace !!

5 ) Sarah / Holland
20/06/2012 23:52
I studied 10 years attacks and ceasefire agreements. Israel broke them all. Not only the ceasefire agreements, also settlement freese agreements. Not even once.

6 ) Mel / USA
21/06/2012 15:09
Israel is a BULLY of disproportionate measure! It's criminally liable for 65yrs war crimes, of MASSIVE MEASURE,& it whines about crude resistence from inside a BLOCKADED ethnic POW camp of occupied native Arab CIVILIANS who try their hardest/bravest to RESIST CONSTANT Zionist persecution &breach of truce agreements!The Arab civilans make small home-made rockets,ride on small motor-bikes,& Israel WAITS,& ATTACKS with HELL-FIRE MISSILES,DRONES,TANKS,1,000 BOMBS &chemical weps,coz they LIKE IT!!!

7 ) PJ / UK
21/06/2012 23:31
If Israel is not attacked then maybe peace will come?
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