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Arab League chief flies to Moscow to discuss Gaza with Russian FM

Published : 09 Oct 2023, 00:20

Updated : 09 Oct 2023, 00:24

  DF News Desk
This photo taken on Oct. 8, 2023 shows Israeli soldiers at the southern Israeli town of Ofakim. Photo: Ilan Assayag/JINI via Xinhua.

Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, headed on Sunday to Russia to discuss developments in the situation in the Gaza Strip, reported Xinhua.

Aboul-Gheit flew to Moscow on a working visit at the invitation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, spokesman for the AL Secretary-General, Gamal Roshdy, said in a statement.

The visit will include an expanded session of discussions with Lavrov on regional and international issues, most notably the ongoing escalation in the Gaza Strip.

The visit came after the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on Saturday launched a surprise attack on Israeli towns adjacent to the Gaza Strip, which has so far resulted in the deaths of more than 700 Israelis, while the death toll from Israeli retaliatory attacks on Gaza Strip has risen to 413.