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Egypt, Palestine argue on ‘deal of the century’

January 7, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Israel’s Channel 10 yesterday reported that the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, have had some disagreements regarding the US’ “deal of the century” amongst other topics.

The channel said that the two leaders had disagreed over many topics, including the Israel-Palestinian peace plan, dubbed “deal of the century”, which has been adopted by the administration of US President Donald Trump. Abbas seeks to subdue Hamas and regain control over the occupied Gaza Strip.

On Friday, Abbas arrived in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on a three-day visit to discuss a number of issues, including the Palestinian reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas, as well as the developments across the occupied country.

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Egyptian presidential spokesperson, Bassam Radi, said Al-Sisi and Abbas agreed to continue coordination between the two governments regarding unifying Palestinian ranks.

During his visit to Egypt, Abbas attended midnight mass in the Cathedral of the Nativity,  billed by the government as the Middle East’s largest church, a few hours after the inauguration. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January.