PA president Abbas travels to Qatar to discuss Gaza ceasefire efforts

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Doha for talks on securing a ceasefire in the Gaza war with the Qatari emir, whose country has been at the heart of mediation efforts and the host of political leaders of Palestinian terror group Hamas.

The Palestinian news agency WAFA says Abbas will meet Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Monday, but did not say if he would also meet leaders of Hamas, which has long been at odds with Abbas and his West Bank-based Fatah party.

The Palestinian ambassador to Qatar, Munir Ghannam, tells the Voice of Palestine Radio that Abbas and the emir will discuss efforts to secure a Gaza ceasefire with Israel and ways to increase aid for the territory’s 2.3 million people.

“Qatar plays an important role in the international efforts and mediation to reach a ceasefire. Therefore, coordination with Qatar, also with Egypt, is of special importance, to bring an end to this aggression against our people,” Ghannam said.

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