Saudi King, President Abbas discuss Gaza crisis

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the current situation in the Gaza strip and other Palestinian-held territories. (Photo courtesy of the Saudi Press Agency)

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday at the royal palace, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the current situation in the Gaza strip and other Palestinian-held territories, in a conflict that has so far killed over 1,000 over the last 20 days.

On Sunday, Palestinian militant group Hamas belatedly said it had agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce with Israel, shortly after Israel announced a resumption of hostilities in Gaza following a day-long pause.

The announcement came after the Israeli army announced earlier Sunday that it was resuming its raids on Gaza by land, sea and air after Hamas continued firing rockets, ending a unilateral 12-hour humanitarian truce.

 

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