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  7/23/2014, Tammuz 25, 5774

President Sisi Defends Egypt's Role in Israel-Gaza Conflict

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday defended his country's role in trying to broker a Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas, which accuses him of proposing a ceasefire favorable to Israel.

Unlike his Islamist predecessor Mohammed Morsi whom he toppled and detained last year, ex-army chief Sisi has sought to isolate the Muslim Brotherhood-aligned terrorist movement in the neighboring Gaza Strip.