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Egypt calls for open-ended Gaza cease-fire, asks Palestinians, Israel to resume indirect talks

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    Palestinians chant Islamic slogans while carrying the body of Ibrahim Hamad, an Islamic Jihad militant, during his funeral in Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Hamad was killed in an Israeli strike while riding a motorcycle Thursday night in Rafah, according to Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)

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    Smoke and dust rise after an Israeli strike hits Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The air strike came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas would pay a ``heavy price’’ for the killing of a 4-year-old boy by a mortar shell fired from Gaza earlier Friday. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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    Palestinians receive treatment from their injuries at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Friday’s escalation in the fighting comes three days after the Israel-Hamas truce talks collapsed in Cairo. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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    Palestinians receive treatment from their injuries at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Friday’s escalation in the fighting comes three days after the Israel-Hamas truce talks collapsed in Cairo. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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    Palestinians receive treatment from their injuries at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Friday’s escalation in the fighting comes three days after the Israel-Hamas truce talks collapsed in Cairo. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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    Palestinians chant Islamic slogans while carrying the body of Ibrahim Hamad, an Islamic Jihad militant, during his funeral in Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Hamad was killed in an Israeli strike while riding a motorcycle Thursday night in Rafah, according to Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)

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    Palestinians receive treatment from their injuries at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Friday’s escalation in the fighting comes three days after the Israel-Hamas truce talks collapsed in Cairo. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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    A Palestinian boy, along with supporters of Hamas, holds a representation of a rocket as others shout slogans to protest against Israel and to support people in Gaza, during a demonstration in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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    A ball of fire rises following an Israeli air strike on a building in Gaza, in the northern Gaza Strip, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The airstrike came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas would pay a ``heavy price’’ for the killing of a 4-year-old boy by a mortar shell fired from Gaza earlier Friday. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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    Smoke and dust rise after an Israeli strike hits Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The air strike came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas would pay a ``heavy price’’ for the killing of a 4-year-old boy by a mortar shell fired from Gaza earlier Friday. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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CAIRO — Egypt has called for an open-ended cease-fire in Gaza, urging the Palestinians and Israel to return to indirect talks.

The foreign ministry statement Saturday came shortly after Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

A temporary cease-fire collapsed earlier this week, bringing the Cairo talks so a halt. More than 2,090 Palestinians, including close to 500 children, have been killed since the war began on July 8.

Israel has lost 64 soldiers and four civilians, including a 4-year-old boy killed by a mortar shell Friday.

The war has caused widespread destruction in Gaza, leaving some 100,000 people homeless.

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