Arab League Reuters 311.
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Arab League will hold an urgent meeting on Sunday to discuss an Israeli
air strikes on the Gaza Strip that killed 15 Palestinians, a spokesman
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"The Arab League received a request from the Palestinian
state ... and after negotiations it decided to host an urgent meeting on
the level of the permanent representatives at 12 p.m. tomorrow,"
Mahmoud Abdel Aziz said.
Also on Saturday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council in an effort to halt Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, according to a statement by Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat cited by Palestinian media.
to the statement, Abbas instructed Palestinian representative at the
United Nations Riyad Mansour to call for an urgent session of the
Security Council to discuss the airstrikes on Gaza.
On Friday, Lebanon threatened to use its veto
in the Security Council, thwarting the passage of a resolution
condemning the terror attacks in southern Israel which left eight
Gil Shefler contributed to this report.