After the meeting between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, today, Monday, at a summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, as part of a high-profile visit, the first of its kind in 10 years, Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath sources reported that Cairo demanded a cessation of military actions in the Gaza Strip. .
The information added that Egypt requested giving an opportunity to reach an agreement on the sector as well.
It also reported that Cairo asked Israel to cease fire in parallel with its work to stop the firing of rockets.
In another context, the sources reported that Cairo will sponsor negotiations on the prisoners, with the expectation that an investigation will take place in the coming weeks.
She stressed that Egypt is holding consultations with Israel regarding easing restrictions on prisoners.
Support peace efforts
These developments came as the Egyptian president announced that he assured Bennett of Egypt’s support for efforts to achieve peace based on the two-state solution and the resolutions of international legitimacy.
He added that he stressed at the summit the importance of the international community’s support for Egypt’s efforts in the reconstruction of the Palestinian territories.
He also stressed the need to maintain calm between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
An important Egyptian role
It is worth noting that the official spokesman for the Egyptian presidency, Bassam Rady, announced on Facebook this morning that the meeting between the two parties will address several files of interest to both parties, including efforts to revive the peace process, as well as the latest developments on the regional and international arenas.
Meanwhile, Sisi’s talks came and clarified, while Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid reminded on Sunday of the importance of the Egyptian role in his presentation of a plan for the development of Gaza aimed at improving the lives of citizens in the Strip in exchange for Israel’s security. “This will not happen without the support and involvement of our Egyptian partners, and without their ability to talk to all the parties involved,” he said.
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Support the Palestinian cause
An Egyptian-Palestinian-Jordanian summit was held in Cairo last Thursday to discuss efforts to revive peace. At the time, it affirmed its firm positions in support of the Palestinian cause regarding any moves or measures that would prejudice its principles, or bring about any unilateral change on the ground that would prejudice the right of the Palestinian people to obtain their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
She also called for the necessity of uniting all efforts to work on reviving the peace process and resuming negotiations in accordance with the references of international legitimacy, pointing to the grave consequences of not solving the Palestinian issue on the security and stability of the entire region.
Reconstruction of Gaza
The Egyptian presidency also stated that the tripartite meeting aimed at coordinating positions and visions on a number of issues related to the Palestinian issue.
The effects of the Israeli bombardment on Gaza (Archive – AFP)
It is noteworthy that Cairo played a vital role last May when it succeeded in brokering a violent ceasefire that lasted for 11 days between Israel and Hamas, which resulted in severe damage to the Gaza Strip.
The last meeting between an Egyptian president and an Israeli prime minister dates back to 2011, when former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met the late Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Sharm el-Sheikh, about a month before he was ousted.