Arab foreign ministers to meet Monday on Gaza: diplomat

Kuwait, which holds the rotating leadership of the Arab League had demanded the "urgent" meeting.

By: Agence France Presse | Cairo | Published:July 12, 2014 4:10 pm
The escalating conflict between Hamas militants in Gaza and Israel has already killed more than 120 Palestinians. ( Source: Reuters ) The escalating conflict between Hamas militants in Gaza and Israel has already killed more than 120 Palestinians. ( Source: Reuters )

Arab foreign ministers are to meet in Cairo on Monday to discuss the escalating conflict between Hamas militants in Gaza and Israel which has already killed more than 120 Palestinians, a diplomat said.

Kuwait, which holds the rotating leadership of the Arab League headquartered in the Egyptian capital, had demanded the “urgent” meeting, the diplomat told AFP today.

There has been no coordinated Arab response to the conflict which erupted on Tuesday when Israel launched waves of air strikes against Gaza aimed at halting rocket fire across the border.

Egypt, the traditional broker in Israeli-Hamas conflicts, said on Friday its efforts to halt violence in the Gaza Strip had met with “stubbornness”. But it is seen as having taken a step back from the latest round of fighting.

Its new government has been opposed to Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood which the military ousted from power last year.

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    Anand Swamy
    Jul 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm
    These foreign ministers should discuss how to stop the rockets being launched at Israel. The criminal activities of Jihadi minded Muslims is the source of all trouble. Why did not they meet when the rockets were started by the Islamic criminals. It is always the case. It happened in Gujarat too. When the thousands of rapes, kidnapping , extortions were done against the Hindus for several years and finally sixty Hindu pilgrims were burned alive in a well planned act of brutality, no Muslim Mullah or leader raised a voice against these acts. Then Hindus reacted and the w Islamic world began to shout se for a small number of Muslims killed. Israel should continue bombing to teach them a lesson. It is a peace loving country which want to live in peace with all. But here is a case where peace can only flow through the barrels of guns.
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