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Egypt Expresses Concerns over Israel's Scheme to Displace Palestinians

Sun 11 Feb 2024 | 02:06 PM
Ahmed Emam

Egypt has expressed concern that it may suspend its longstanding peace treaty with Israel if Israeli forces enter the southern Gaza city of Rafah. 

This warning was issued after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his troops to prepare for operations in the city, which has become a refuge for many displaced Palestinians.

The United States, European Union, and Arab states have cautioned the Israeli government that an invasion of Rafah could result in a humanitarian catastrophe due to the large number of displaced Palestinians residing in the area.

Rafah city sits on Gaza's border with Egypt, where there are growing concerns that Israel could use its war to displace Palestinians across the border into North Sinai, a scheme vehemently rejected by Cairo.