Tony Blair to al-Sisi: 'A truce like the one Egypt brokered in 2012 is needed'

In a meeting with Mideast Quartet envoy Tony Blair, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Saturday that an escalation of the situation between Hamas and Israel would "take the lives of many more innocent people" and added that the Egyptian government is in touch with both sides.


"The president warned about the dangers of a military escalation and its damage to innocent lives", Presdient al-Sisi's office said.


A source close to the sides said that during the meeting the sides discussed the need to renew the ceasefire that was brokered by Egypt in 2012.