Egypt to Host Talks with US and Israel on Rafah Crossing This Sunday

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Egypt to Host Talks with US and Israel on Rafah Crossing This Sunday


He affirmed that Cairo held the Israeli side responsible for the consequences of the crossing’s closure and the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

Exciting news on the horizon as Cairo gears up to host a significant Egyptian-American-Israeli meeting this Sunday. The top-tier gathering aims to tackle the pressing issue of reopening the Rafah border crossing with Gaza, as confirmed by a well-placed source to Al-Qahera News TV channel on Saturday.

According to the source, Egypt is stressing the importance of a full Israeli withdrawal from the crossing, which has been inaccessible since Israeli forces assumed control of its Palestinian side in early May.

According to the channel’s sources, Egypt has once again emphasized to all parties its firm position of refusing to open the Rafah crossing as long as Israel retains control over the Palestinian side.

The source also noted Cairo is exerting intensive efforts to resume truce negotiations in light of the recent US proposal.

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.

Hence, no humanitarian aid to a population facing famine in Gaza has since entered through the Rafah crossing and Egypt has agreed to send aid temporarily through the Karm Abu Salem crossing until the Israeli withdrawal from the main passage.

The latest round of truce talks, held in Cairo in early May, concluded 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.