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Egypt mediating between Israel, PIJ in effort to bring end to Gaza violence

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Egypt is currently mediating between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in an effort to bring an end to the ongoing round of violence in Gaza, a Middle Eastern diplomat tells The Times of Israel.

A delegation from Cairo is slated to depart for Gaza tomorrow, the diplomat says.

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