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Arab League to convene Thursday meeting on Gaza

Since Sunday, at least 14 Palestinians have been martyred in Gaza by Israeli airstrikes, artillery

Mahmoud Barakat   | 14.11.2018
Arab League to convene Thursday meeting on Gaza

CAIRO

The Arab League will hold an urgent meeting on Thursday to discuss recent Israeli aggression in the blockaded Gaza Strip, the Palestinian embassy in Cairo said in a Wednesday statement.

The meeting, to be held at the league’s Cairo headquarters and attended by its permanent representatives, comes at the request of the Palestinian leadership, the embassy said.

According to Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt Diyab al-Louh, attendees will issue “practical recommendations” as to how to deal with Israel’s recent military escalations against the blockaded coastal enclave.

Over the course of the last three days, at least 14 Palestinians have been martyred -- by Israeli airstrikes and artillery -- across the blockaded territory. 

On Sunday night, an Israeli officer was killed -- and another injured -- in a botched ground operation in Gaza. 

Tensions appeared to ease slightly late Tuesday after Israel and Gaza-based resistance factions agreed to an Egypt-brokered cease-fire.

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