Palestinians carry a body, a member of the Ghanam family, after being removed from under the rubble of their home following an Israeli air raid on Rafah, in the southern of Gaza strip , on July 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB
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Egypt said Friday its efforts to halt violence in the Gaza Strip have met with "stubbornness," as it appealed to the international community to intervene to end the deadly conflict.Egypt, which signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979, played a key role in mediating cease-fires in past wars between the Jewish state and Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement that controls Gaza.Egypt helped to broker the 2012 truce between Israel and Hamas.Thursday, however, Egypt opened the Rafah-Gaza crossing to take in Palestinians wounded in the Israeli air strikes which have cost 100 lives.
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