Israel must halt Gaza attacks: Egypt ambassador

Ahram Online, Friday 9 Dec 2011

Egyptian ambassador to Palestinian Authority says Israel must halts attacks on Gaza Strip so Egyptian efforts to restore calm can succeed

Palestinians survey a house damaged by a blast from an Israeli air strike on a nearby Hamas training camp in Gaza City December 9, 2011. Violence across the Israeli-Gaza border escalated on Friday with Israeli air strikes killing at least three people and Palestinian militants firing rockets deep into southern Israel. (Photo:Reuters)


Egypt’s ambassador to the Palestinian Authority, Yasser Osman, stated on Friday that Israel is responsible for recent escalations in Gaza. He demanded Israel stop its attacks on the strip immediately so Egyptian efforts to restore calm can succeed.

Osman’s statements came after Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip killed two Palestinians on Thursday and one on Friday, with 13 injured. 

Osman confirmed to the Palestinian Ma’an news agency that Egypt is making efforts to force Israel to end the attacks.

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