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  7/2/2014, Tammuz 4, 5774

Abbas Asked Egypt to Block an Israeli Gaza Operation


A Palestinian Authority (PA) source told a Hamas newspaper that Egypt is in contact with Israel in an attempt to stop the Jewish state from conducting a counter-terror operation in the Hamas enclave of Gaza. Speaking to the Hamas paper Al-Risala, the source said that in recent days Egypt had received requests from PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to immediately get involved in stopping an "Israeli military escalation" in Gaza, reports Yedioth Aharonoth.

Abbas reportedly asked Egypt to act in coordination with other countries to block Israeli military action against the recent massive escalation in rocket fire from Gaza, which has skyrocketed since Hamas terrorists abducted and murdered three Israeli teens on June 12.