( Ihlas ) - In a visit to Cairo on Tuesday, Jordan's King Abdullah II met with Egyptian President Hosni Mobarak to hold talks on the latest developments in the Middle East, in particular the Palestinian factional which broke out shortly after Egyptian mediation had concluded.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit and his Jordanian counterpart AbdelIlah al-Khatib participated in the talks at Ittihadiya Palace.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit claimed that "hidden hands" were behind the clashes and called on all factions to be "mature" in their response.
"If there are hidden hands, which is something we recognize, then it is up to the Palestinians to be mature and realize that all the efforts they have made in the last 60 years are at stake," stated Abul Gheit.
"The clashes must be stopped soon. Our attempts are still underway to halt deadly infighting and to embark a ceasefire to stem the violence in Palestine. Palestinian groups will meet in Egypt on June 26th once again for this reason," he added.
Jordanian Foreign Minister AbdelIlah al-Khatib said that the Palestinian infighting was motivated by international sanctions and deteriorating economic conditions, calling for an immediate stop for the clashes.
"They must acquire their rights through negotiations and look for a mutual dialogue. The reasons of the clashes also involved sanctions and a defective economy in the territories," he stated.
al-Khatib also called on all parties to stop the fighting "for the sake of the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people" and to allow Arab parties to support the Palestinian position.