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British PM Sunak meets Palestine’s Abbas in Cairo

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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo on Friday and underscored the need for aid to be allowed into Gaza and for Hamas and Israel to avoid civilian casualties in their conflict, Sunak’s office said.

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“The Prime Minister expressed his deep condolences for the loss of civilian lives in Gaza ... The leaders agreed on the need for all parties to take steps to protect civilians,” Sunak’s office said in a statement following the meeting.

“(The leaders) condemned Hamas’ terrorism and stressed that Hamas do not represent the Palestinian people. The Prime Minister underscored his commitment to opening up humanitarian access to Gaza,” the statement added.

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