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US calling on Egypt to sway Palestinians to end hostilities, official says
The United States is calling on Egypt to use its sway with the Palestinians to try to end the violence from Gaza, a top US official said Thursday, adding Hamas must stop its rocket attacks on Israel.
"We ask Egypt to use its influence in the region to help de-escalate the situation," deputy State Department spokesman Mark Toner said, adding that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had spoken with her Egyptian counterpart.
- Agence France Presse