Arab League to meet on Saturday in response to Israel's Gaza attack

Arab foreign ministers will meet on Saturday at the Cairo-based Arab League to discuss the Israeli attack on Gaza, Deputy Arab League chief Ahmed Ben Helli has told Reuters.

Mr Helli said: "The Arab League called on Arab foreign ministers to hold a meeting in Cairo this Saturday to investigate the Israeli assault on Gaza strip".

His comments were also carried by Egypt's news agency MENA.

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