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Saudi king condemns Israeli ‘aggression’ in Jerusalem, Gaza Strip

/ 05:07 AM May 22, 2021
Saudi king condemns Israeli 'aggression' in Jerusalem, Gaza Strip

This file photo shows a handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. (Saudi Royal Palace via AFP File/Bandar Al-Jaloud )

CAIRO Saudi Arabia’s King Salman condemned what he called Israeli aggression in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip during a phone call on Friday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

King Salman also said the kingdom will keep reaching out to all parties to put pressure on Israel’s “occupation government.”

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Saudi Arabia earlier on Friday welcomed the declaration of a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and said it appreciates Egyptian and international mediation efforts, state news agency (SPA) said, citing a Foreign Ministry statement.

The statement reaffirmed the kingdom’s continuation of efforts with allies to reach a resolution.

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Egyptian efforts to broker a ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians went into effect early on Friday.

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