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Publish Date: 10:10 - 14 August 2018
TEHRAN, August 14 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a rare, secret visit to Egypt in May for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Israeli television reported Monday.

Israeli PM made secret Egypt trip for Gaza talks: reportTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - There was no immediate confirmation of the visit from official sources, but the private Channel 10 station said the leaders met on May 22.

That followed a day of huge protests on May 14 along the Gaza border against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, sparking clashes which left 63 Palestinians dead.

According to American sources quoted by Channel 10, Netanyahu and Sisi discussed the possibility of a long-term truce in the Strip, where Israel has since 2008 fought three wars with Hamas.

Netanyahu and Sisi also examined the possible return of the Palestinian Authority to the territory, an easing of Israel's blockade and reconstruction of Gaza's war-scarred infrastructure, the report said.

The Egyptian presidency was not immediately available to comment on the Channel 10 report, AFP reported.

 

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