Obama backs Gaza truce efforts (139)

IOL 2014.08.07 05:33
By Matt Spetalnick Reuters United States President Barack Obama wants to see a lasting Gaza truce. Picture: Jim Bourg Washington - President Barack Obama on Wednesday backed Egyptian efforts to broker a durable Israel-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza but also called for a longer-term solution that provides for Israeli security while offering Gaza residents hope they will not remain "permanently closed off from the world".
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