Egypt makes new move over Israel Palestine conflict

Egypt makes new move over Israel Palestine conflict

Egypt has invited Palestinian factions for reconciliation talks in Cairo next week, local media reported.

The state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported that "the secretary generals of the Palestinian factions were invited to a meeting next week in Cairo under the auspices of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas.”

According to the newspaper, the meeting will discuss “the necessary steps to end the division … and to lay down a road map for the next stage."

No statement was issued by the Egyptian presidency nor its Palestinian counterpart regarding the details of the meeting until 1242GMT.

An Egyptian-brokered truce that took effect in the early hours of May 21 ended Israel’s 11-day bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli attacks in Gaza and the West Bank killed at least 289 people, including women and children, and left behind a trail of destruction. Health centers and media offices as well as schools were among the structures targeted.