Qatar emir meets Saudi king in Jeddah to discuss Gaza fighting

July 23, 2014 3:21 AM

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RIYADH/DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in Jeddah on Tuesday to meet Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah for talks that focused on the situation in Gaza, according to SPA, the Saudi press agency.

A Doha-based source familiar with the matter told Reuters that the primary purpose of the emir’s visit is to find a way to reach a ceasefire agreement in Gaza. More than 600 people are reported to have been killed there in two weeks of fighting between Palestinians and Israelis.

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