CAIRO, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday called for a quick resumption of Egypt-mediated talks between Israel and the Palestinians that failed last week in order to stop the bloody conflict in Gaza, Egypt's state-run Nile TV reported.
"My main goal is to resume the truce talks in Cairo as soon as possible so as to prevent more bloodshed," Abbas told a news conference after meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al- Sisi.
He said Egypt is the only country that is able to mediate between Israel and Palestinians, adding that Egypt is going to invite delegates of both sides back to Cairo.
A previous round of truce talks collapsed on Tuesday which broke nine days of calm and resumed the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
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