Egypt calls for recognition of state of Palestine

2023-11-25 08:13:55
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 immediate future.

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 Minister.

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.

(Source: Agencies)

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