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Saudi king urges wisdom in Gaza, Israel clashes

Discusses escalation with Mursi

Gulf News

Riyadh: Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz has called for reason and wisdom during a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi in which he discussed the latest clashes between Gaza and Israel, state news agency SPA reported.

The monarch, whose country is a part of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, told Mursi “that things must calm down and reason and wisdom must reign over passionate reactions,” SPA said late on Thursday.

The Egyptian president called King Abdullah on Thursday evening to discuss “bilateral relations and the situation in the region as well as developments in the Occupied Territories,” it said.

Egypt’s Islamist president - who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood movement that gave birth to Hamas - warned on Thursday that Egypt would not accept Israel’s “aggression” in the Gaza Strip.