After the collapse of a temporary cease-fire betweens Palestinians and Israel earlier this week, the AP reports that today Egypt called for an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.

The call hopes to make room to restart talks that were brought to a halt with this week's cease-fire break. From the AP:

The call from the foreign ministry came shortly after Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo.

Mark Regev, spokesperson for the Israeli government, reportedly had no immediate comment on the call.

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