Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, and other officials in Cairo.
Abbas and el-Sissi discussed ways to resume the temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas which collapsed earlier this week, bringing the Egyptian-brokered talks to a halt.
Speaking at a news conference after the meeting, Abbas said:
What matters to us now is to stop the flow of blood, and to stop these acts that cause more sacrifices. And as soon as it stops, we must support the humanitarian effort and reconstruction of Gaza.
Afterwards, the different factions can sit together, after the cease-fire is in place, in order to talk about all the demands that are on the table.
A number of immediate steps have been agreed, while more complex issues will be addressed in further talks set to begin within a month.
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