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Arab League to hold meeting on Gaza

Pan-Arab organization calls emergency session following airstrikes on Strip; Palestinian President Abbas gears to ask Security Council to do the same

The Arab League announced Saturday that it has called an emergency session over the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza Strip, to be held on noon Sunday.


League spokesman Mahmoud Abdel Aziz said that "The Arab League received a request from the Palestinian state… and after negotiations it decided to host an urgent meeting on the level of the permanent representatives."



Earlier Saturday, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to appeal to the United Nations' Security Council and ask that it too call an emergency meeting over Israel's strikes in Gaza.


IAF aircrafts have mounted several strikes on terror hubs and smuggling tunnels in Gaza Strip since Thursday.


The action was taken in retaliation to a series of deadly terror attacks by Gaza-based terrorists, as well as incessant rocket fire on Israel.


On Friday, Hamas' military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced its ceasefire with Israel was null and void.


  • AP and Reuters contributed to this report



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