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US calling on Egypt to sway Palestinians to end hostilities, official says

Last modified: 15 Nov 2012 21:47

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