Egypt affirmed its complete rejection of the statements issued by high-level officials in the Israeli government regarding Gaza and Rafah, warning of the dire consequences of such a measure, especially in light of the risks it entails of exacerbating the humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip. The Egyptian statement comes at a time when... Many Western media outlets received information about strongly worded Egyptian warnings that “the attack on Rafah would suspend the peace treaty, as the move empties the agreement of its content that both sides signed, and the attack on the region directly affects Egyptian national security.” In the same context, Ambassador Ezzat Saad, former Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister and member of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, said that “Egyptian threats to suspend the peace treaty are real and serious.” He added in his conversation with “Sputnik” that “the reports spoke of Egyptian discussions and messages with Washington regarding Israel’s move to... To empty the peace treaty of its content in light of its insistence on continuing the war and pushing the Palestinians into the Egyptian Sinai, confirms the reality of the serious Egyptian position on this matter.” Saad pointed out the complete inability of the United States to persuade or pressure Israel, which comes within the framework of a series of failures. American policy in the region, and the security and military approach that has proven to fail in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. Saad went on to say: “For five months, Washington has not succeeded in convincing its Israeli ally to reach a ceasefire, which means that Israel is not solely responsible for the tragedy and conflict.” It is shared by the countries supporting and fully involved with it, first and foremost the United States, Britain and other countries.” He continued: “If Israel believes that it has succeeded in the normalization processes and its integration into the region, then all these steps need to be reviewed, especially since we are facing a power that does not want peace.” And the voice of reason is absent from it.” Saad stressed that “the Egyptian leadership is serious about taking any decisions if Israel insists on emptying the peace treaty of its content, through the practices it is undertaking.” For his part, Ambassador Hussein Haridi, former Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister, said, “The Egyptian statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms that Egypt is sending clear messages to Israel and the Western side, especially the American side, to the effect that Egyptian interests and national security in light of the current developments are approaching the point of danger, which means that the Israeli attack must bear responsibility for the dire consequences that result.” Haridi added in his interview with “Sputnik” that “the Western position supports the military operation and provides cover for it, while demanding the protection of civilians, but it supported and supported the operations that led to truly dire consequences represented by the number of casualties and the destruction of infrastructure.” Yesterday, Sunday, the Israeli army approved “the operational plan for the Palestinian city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip,” at a time when the Chief of Staff, General Herzi Halevy, said, during the weekly government session, that “the plan will be presented when the army demands it.” Israeli Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, earlier, mobilized reserve forces in the Israeli army, in preparation for a military operation in the Palestinian city of Rafah, as Israeli Channel 13 reported that Netanyahu wants to mobilize reserve forces, which were recently demobilized from the Gaza Strip, with the aim of carrying out Military action in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.The Israeli army has continued military operations against the Gaza Strip since October 7, when the Palestinian Hamas movement, which controls the Strip, announced the start of Operation “Al-Aqsa Flood,” where thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel and its forces stormed Israeli settlements adjacent to the Strip. Which caused the death of about 1,200 Israelis, in addition to the capture of about 250 others. The fighting included a truce that lasted for 7 days, which was reached with Egyptian, Qatari, and American mediation, during which prisoners of women and children were exchanged and agreed upon quantities of aid were brought into the Gaza Strip, before military operations were renewed. On December 1, Israel responded by officially declaring war on the Gaza Strip. It began with devastating bombing, then ground military operations inside the Strip, resulting in more than 28,000 deaths and more than 67,000 injuries among the Strip’s residents.
Is the “peace treaty” between Egypt and Israel under threat? Two Egyptian diplomats clarify the situation
Highlights: The Egyptian Foreign Ministry warned of dire consequences regarding the Israeli forces’ intention to launch a military operation in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip. Egypt affirmed its complete rejection of the statements issued by high-level officials in the Israeli government regarding Gaza and Rafah. Ambassador Ezzat Saad, former Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister and member of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, said that “Egyptian threats to suspend the peace treaty are real and serious” Ambassador Hussein Haridi said that the Western position supports the military operation and provides cover for it.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry warned, in a statement yesterday, Sunday, of dire consequences regarding the Israeli forces’ intention to launch a military operation in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.