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Egypt, Saudi Arabia call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The foreign ministers of Egypt and Saudi Arabia are calling for an immediate ceasefire in the fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, according to a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

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

It says 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 says the two diplomats called on “the international community to confront the aggressive Israeli practices against the brotherly Palestinian people.”

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