November 17th, 2012
04:24 PM ET

Obama, Egypt's president discuss Gaza

President Barack Obama called Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy on Saturday to discuss the ongoing violence in Gaza.

Egypt's intelligence chief is spearheading talks with Hamas and Israel to forge a stop to the three days of warring that has engulfed Gaza and the Jewish state and head off an Israeli ground offensive into the besieged Palestinian territory.

Obama praised Egypt's efforts to de-escalate the situation, and said he hoped they worked. He also expressed regret for the loss of civilian lives.

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