Sissi warns Israel in opposition to floor assault on Gaza’s Rafah

Sissi warns Israel in opposition to floor assault on Gaza’s Rafah

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi hosted Dutch caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Cairo on Wednesday.

The 2 leaders mentioned the Israel-Gaza battle.

At a joint information convention, el-Sissi warned Israel in opposition to launching a floor army offensive within the southern Gaza metropolis of Rafah.

“Egypt additionally warns in opposition to the Israeli plan to launch a floor army operation within the Palestinian metropolis of Rafah which threatens the lives of greater than one million and a half-displaced individuals,” he stated.

Rutte recommended el-Sissi on Egypt’s “indispensable logistical, humanitarian and pivotal position on this disaster.”

Greater than half of Gaza’s 2.3 million persons are packed into Rafah, which borders Egypt.

Many fled there after following Israeli evacuation orders that now cowl two-thirds of the territory.

On Wednesday, Israel’s chief army spokesman stated civilians in Rafah can be directed towards “humanitarian islands” that would offer momentary housing, meals, water and different requirements.

He didn’t say when this may happen, nor when the Rafah offensive may start.

Egypt has beforehand warned that any motion of Palestinians into Egypt would threaten the four-decade-old peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.

Greater than 31,270 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza because the begin of the battle, the territory’s Well being Ministry says.

Some 1,200 individuals, principally civilians, had been killed in southern Israel in the course of the Hamas-led incursion on Oct. 7.

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