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Merkel, Jordan’s Abdullah call for ‘swift’ Gaza ceasefire

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jordan’s King Abdullah II have urged a “swift” ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Palestinian terror group Hamas in a video call, her spokesman says.

“They agreed that initiatives for a swift ceasefire should be supported to create the conditions for the resumption of political negotiations,” the spokesman, Steffen Seibert, says in a statement.

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