EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT RECEIVES PHONE CALL FROM PALESTINIAN COUNTERPART ON GAZA

CAIRO, Egypt, July 9 – Egyptian President, Abdelfatah Al-Sisi, received a telephone call from Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, on current developments in the Palestinian territories, presidential spokesman, Ambassador Ehab Badawi said.

In a statement, Badawi said, Egypt is conducting various calls with all parties involved, in attempt to stop the Israeli aggression toward the Palestinian people and ongoing military operations.

The statement noted that Israel, as an occupying force, must take full responsibility for ensuring the safety of Palestinian civilians, based on the Fourth Geneva Conventions and international law.

The spokesman noted that his country is also attempting to create the most suitable atmosphere and efforts, to kick start the peace process negotiations, with the aim of reaching a full settlement and an Independent Palestinian state.

SOURCE: KUNA