Qatar to try to help stop Israeli "aggression" against Palestinians, emir says

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CAIRO, May 22 (Reuters) - Qatar will pursue efforts to stop Israeli "aggression" against Palestinians and the Al-Aqsa Mosque with concerned parties, Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in a phone call on Saturday, the state news agency QNA reported.

A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip held on Saturday as Egyptian mediators pressed on with talks with the two sides on securing longer-term calm, officials said.

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Reporting by Alaa Swilam and Omar Fahmy; Editing by Nick Macfie

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