Gaza crisis: Push for ‘peace week’

Arab countries go into huddle as Gaza war worsens
Washington: The United States and Egypt are, according to reports, moving closer towards organising a peace treaty between Israel and Palestine that will last for a week, starting Sunday.
This ‘humanitarian ceasefire’ may perhaps allow both sides to carry out repairs and treat the thousands who have been wounded in the conflict. But the CNN has quoted sources who claim the situation was still fragile. “We are hoping to have an announcement sometime early Saturday,” one of the sources was quoted as saying by the American news outlet.
Meanwhile, Turkey, Qatar and most of Palestine’s allies have gone into huddle as they attempt to push towards a peace deal. Turkey's foreign minister flew to Doha on Friday for talks with his Qatari counterpart on how to use their influence with Palestinian movement Hamas to end the bloodshed around Gaza.
Talks between Ahmet Davutoglu and Qatar’s Khaled al-Attiyah were interspersed with telephone discussions with US secretary of state John Kerry, who has been spearheading Western efforts to end the Palestinian territory’s deadliest violence since 2008-9.
“I am in Qatar for Gaza ceasefire negotiations that have intensified for a couple of days and uninterrupted in the last 24 hours,” Davutoglu wrote on his official Twitter account. “I will hold detailed meetings with our Qatari friends, who have been making great efforts together with us to stop the bloodshed along the Gaza strip.”
The two men also called Ban ki Moon in order “to inform him about their talks aimed at bringing about a just agreement to protect the Palestinian people.”
( Source : agencies )
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