Israeli and Egyptian officials held talks in both countries Sunday aimed at bolstering the Cairo-brokered ceasefire that ended the latest deadly flare-up of violence between the Jewish state and Gaza's Hamas rulers.
Isreali Minster of Foreign Affairs Gabi Ashkenazi arrived at the Cairo International Airport to meet his Egyptian counterpart - in the first visit of an Israeli foreign minister to Egypt in 13 years.
Since Israel's 2014 invasion of the Gaza Strip, the Islamist group has held the bodies of Israeli soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin, although Hamas has never confirmed their deaths.
Last week, Canada welcomed a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas that left hundreds of people dead.
"Pakistan stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people and shares the worldwide community's expectation for effective implementation of this resolution to ensure respect for global law as well as for rights and dignity of the people of Palestine", the statement read.
Ahead of Sunday's talks, Ashkenazi said: "We will discuss establishing a permanent cease-fire with Hamas, a mechanism for providing humanitarian aid and the reconstruction of Gaza with a pivotal role played by the global community".
A statement from Netanyahu's office says the two discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation and "the regional issues", and that they hailed "the joint effort between the countries on various security and diplomatic matters".
Their "sole purpose", she said, was "to blame Israel, whitewash the crimes committed by Hamas, and for the Palestinian Authority to avoid assuming its responsibilities towards its own population".
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel's bombing campaign had killed "more than 200 terrorists" in Gaza, which Hamas has controlled since 2007.
Sisi has pledged $500 million to help reconstruction efforts in the densely populated Gaza enclave, which was pummelled by Israeli air strikes.
"We are hoping to send a clear message to the United States government that the days of supporting the Israeli state without repercussions are over", one of the demonstrators, 39-year-old Washington lawyer Sharif Silmi, said as he stood in the crowd where many protesters held red, white, green and black Palestinian flags.
Earlier in the day, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution calling for the creation of a commission of inquiry to investigate violations in the Gaza Strip and Israel.
The outbreak of fighting also caused widespread destruction in the impoverished Palestinian territory.
After visiting Israel this week, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Axios that he warned Israeli leaders that forcing more Palestinian families from their homes in East Jerusalem or future confrontations at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound could fuel further "tension, conflict, and war".