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Presidential Spokesman: Egyptian Position on Palestinian Cause Has Not Changed over Years

Fri 09 Feb 2024 | 09:13 PM
Taarek Refaat

Presidency spokesman Ahmed Fahmy confirmed that the Egyptian position on the Palestinian crisis, since the beginning, has been characterized by extreme clarity, credibility, and adherence to the constants of the Egyptian political, humanitarian, and moral position.

Fahmy said - in an call-in Friday - “Supporting the Palestinians and the Palestinian cause is a consistent position of Egypt that has not changed over the course of decades, and when the current crisis erupted on October 7, Egypt was keen to conduct intensive contacts from the first moment with all the parties urge restraint, responsible behavior, non-escalation, resort to reason, and raise the voice of wisdom in order to spare the region from dangerous repercussions."

Regarding aid, he added that from the first minute when it appeared that there was a need for relief in the Strip, Egypt’s role was very clear and direct regarding opening the crossing unconditionally 24 hours a day and 7 days a week over the past months, but the problem is that it was technically impossible entering aid due to bombing on the other side.

Fahmy added that Egypt worked to facilitate the visit of dozens of officials, led by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who witnessed from the ground the enormous effort that the Egyptian state endured.

He pointed out that Egypt’s position, as expressed by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, honestly reflects the will of the Egyptian people, and as President made clear at the Cairo Peace Summit, the position related to supporting the Palestinian cause, rejecting the liquidation of the Palestinian cause, and rejecting Displacement

The spokesman confirmed that more than 80% of the total aid entering the sector is Egyptian.

Fahmy said, “Egypt is continuing its efforts to reach a peaceful solution, calm the situation, establish a ceasefire, and implement aid in sufficient quantities.”

He stressed that the Rafah crossing is open and will remain open for the entry of the largest possible amount of aid, calling on all parties to facilitate this process, mechanisms, and not obstruct the entry of aid.