Palestinian Politician al-Salhi Visits China, Hua Says

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Palestinian People’s Party General Secretary Bassam al-Salhi will visit China tomorrow to discuss violence in Gaza, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a briefing in Beijing today.

“We urge relevant parties, in particular the Israeli side, to exercise maximum restraint, reach an immediate cease-fire and avoid escalating tension,” Hua said.

Al-Salhi will visit China until Nov. 24, Hua said.

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