CAIRO: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Saturday, called for a quick resumption of Egypt-mediated talks between Israel and the Palestinians that failed last week in order to stop the bloody conflict in Gaza.

Mahmud Abbas speaks at a press conference after meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo
Mahmud Abbas speaks at a press conference after meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo. PIC/AFP

“My main goal is to resume the truce talks in Cairo as soon as possible so as to prevent more bloodshed,” Abbas said after meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al- Sisi.

He said Egypt was the only country that was able to mediate between Israel and Palestinians, adding that Egypt was going to invite delegates from both sides back to Cairo. A previous round of truce talks collapsed on Tuesday breaking nine days of calm with the conflict resuming between Israel and Hamas.