| 21 June 2024, Friday |

Egypt seeks to contain ‘truce’ violations in Palestine

Egypt has sought to contain attempts to breach the truce it had brokered between Tel Aviv and the Islamic Jihad, amid continued Israeli operations targeting leaders of Palestinian resistance factions, the most recent of which was in Nablus.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a telephone call on Tuesday from Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

Sisi underscored the importance of building on the current truce and preventing any escalation attempt in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip.

Presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said Lapid expressed his deep appreciation for the Cairo’s successful mediation role under Sisi over the past few days to hammer out a quick ceasefire and restore calm in the enclave.

This consolidates Egypt’s role as a pillar for stability in the Middle East, Lapid added.

According to Rady, Sisi affirmed that his country has made strenuous efforts to contain the situation and prevent an expansion of confrontation and escalated military actions.

Official spokesman for the Palestinian presidency Nabil Abu Rudeineh warned Tuesday the Israeli occupation will be soon confronting all Palestinians through its comprehensive aggression that began in Jerusalem and was extended to Jenin, Gaza, and Nablus, where three Palestinians were killed and dozens were injured.

Sisi called for taking immediate steps to improve the living conditions in the enclave and mitigate the deteriorating situation there, improve the economic ties with the Palestinian Authority and support Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

He said Egypt looks forward to renew the Palestinian people’s hope to realize peace and obtain their legitimate rights in accordance with the international references.

He deemed as “inevitable” to end the cycle of violence and repeated escalation to open the door to opportunities and efforts for settlement, stability and calm in preparation for launching the peace process between the Palestinian and Israeli peoples, which would have impact on the entire region.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat