Egypt calls for recognition of state of Palestine
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi has emphasized that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process was "an idea on its last legs," urging the international community to recognize a "State of Palestine" instead.
The Egyptian head of state, who was receiving the Spanish and
Belgian prime ministers in Cairo, felt that reviving the peace process between
Israelis and Palestinians "is perhaps not what is needed" in the
The results of this faltering path over the last 30 years tell
us that we need to adopt a different approach, he declared at a joint press
conference, recalling that the Gaza Strip has been bloodied in recent decades
by successive conflicts.
This would involve "recognition of the State of Palestine
by the international community and its integration into the United Nations...
This would be a sign of seriousness", asserted Sissi, a few hours after
the entry into force of a truce between Israel and the Palestinian resistance
movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
The truce, negotiated with the help of Qatar, the United States
and Egypt, is to be accompanied by the release of a dozen hostages held in the
Gaza Strip, against around 40 Palestinian prisoners held in Israel.
Twelve Thai hostages, who were not included in the exchange
agreement, were also released by Hamas on Friday, announced the Thai Prime
Since October 7, the Israeli regime has relentlessly bombarded
the Gaza Strip, where 14,854 people, including 6,150 children, were killed,
according to the Hamas government.