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Intel: US reaches out to Egypt over Israel-Palestine violence

The Egyptians may talk Hamas off the ledge, but both the Israeli prime minister and the Palestinian militants may stand to politically benefit from a prolonged conflict.
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US national security adviser Jake Sullivan spoke to Egyptian government officials yesterday about the recent burst of violence between Israel and Palestinian militant groups in Gaza.

“They discussed steps to restore calm over the coming days and agreed to stay in close touch,” a statement by the US National Security Council read. It did not name the Egyptian officials.

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