Egypt Urges US to Resume Aid Delivery to Gaza

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Egypt Urges US to Resume Aid Delivery to Gaza


During the call, both sides had in-depth discussions about the humanitarian and security consequences of the Israeli military operations in Rafah and the Israeli control over the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing and the prevention of the entry of humanitarian aid.

During a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry emphasized the critical need to resume aid deliveries to the Gaza Strip. This comes after Israel’s recent decision to block access through the Rafah Border Crossing.

In a statement from the Egyptian foreign ministry, Shoukry emphasized the urgent humanitarian crisis facing over 1.4 million Palestinians in Rafah due to the border crossing closure and continued extensive Israeli military actions.

In addition to highlighting the serious security risks posed by the ongoing Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip, Egypt’s top diplomat has emphasized the potential threats to regional stability, particularly in the Palestinian city of Rafah.

Furthermore, they emphasized the importance of opening the land crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip and delivering sufficient humanitarian aid to meet the urgent needs of its residents, reaffirming their rejection of attempts to displace Palestinians from their lands.

In addition, both sides agreed to continue close consultation and coordination on the developments of the crisis in the Gaza Strip and to support ways to contain its repercussions and prevent escalation and further expansion of violence across the region.

On Sunday, Egypt announced its intention to officially intervene in support of South Africa’s genocide case against Israel over its war in the Gaza Strip at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

The Egyptian foreign ministry stated that Egypt’s decision to intervene in the lawsuit comes in light of the escalating severity and scope of Israeli attacks against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.  

Since 7 October, Israeli forces have killed 35,091 people, injured 78,827, caused extensive damage to Gaza’s infrastructure, and displaced most of the strip’s residents.