Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman on Wednesday (August 20) to discuss the latest developments in Gaza after the collapse of the latest ceasefire saw the resumption of hostilities.

The violence shattered a 10-day period of calm, the longest break from fighting since Israel launched its Gaza offensive on July 8 with the declared aim of ending Palestinian rocket fire into its territory.

President Abbas, whose Fatah party was reconciled with Hamas in April and is part of the Palestinian delegation in Cairo, said it was his upmost priority to stop the fighting and bloodshed in the Gaza Strip.

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