Egypt Pushes for Israeli Withdrawal from Palestinian Side of Rafah Crossing in Cairo Talks

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Egypt Pushes for Israeli Withdrawal from Palestinian Side of Rafah Crossing in Cairo Talks

 

Moreover, the delegation reiterated the need for immediate action to allow the entry of at least 350 aid trucks into the strip daily, including all necessary food, medical, or fuel supplies. 

During a recent meeting in Cairo, Egyptian officials, along with representatives from the US and Israel, discussed the situation at the Rafah crossing. According to a reliable source speaking with Al-Qahera News TV channel, Egypt emphasized the need for Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian side of the crossing in order to facilitate its reopening.

As per the source, the Egyptian delegation has maintained Egypt’s steadfast position on the necessity of Israeli withdrawal from the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing in order for its operations to resume.

The Egyptian security delegation emphasized that it is crucial for Israel to allow the entry of relief and humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.

On 7 May, Israel launched its assault on Rafah, taking over the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt for the first time since Israel pulled out its soldiers and settlers from the strip in 2005.

Since that time, no humanitarian aid enters to a population facing famine in Gaza through the Rafah crossing.

Last week, Egypt has agreed to send aid temporarily through the Karm Abu Salem crossing until Israel withdraws from the main passage.

The latest round of truce talks held in Cairo in early May ended without reaching a deal.

Jordan announced it would jointly organize with Egypt and the United Nations an emergency international conference on 11 June on the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza.

 


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