Egypt’s Parliament, Senate announce ‘full support’ for Sisi’s efforts in reconstructing Palestinian state



Tue, 18 May 2021 - 03:35 GMT


Tue, 18 May 2021 - 03:35 GMT

The Senate - File

The Senate - File

CAIRO – 18 May 2021: Both Egypt’s Parliament and Senate announced Tuesday their full support for President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s announcement to allocate $500 million to the reconstruction of Gaza Strip, with the participation of Egyptian firms as well.


The two councils ensured that this initiative by the president comes as a continuation of President Sisi’s efforts to support Palestinian brothers, reflecting Egypt’s firm stance in support of the just Palestinian cause.


President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced Tuesday during his visit to Paris that Egypt is allocating $500 million to the reconstruction of Gaza Strip, and that Egyptian firms will take part in the work.


The announcement was made during his participation in a tripartite summit with his French counterpart Emanuel Macron and Kind Abdullah of Jordan. 


Since May 7, Israeli forces in the West Bank and Jerusalem have been engaged in clashes with civilians who were protesting forced displacement, particularly from Sheikh Jarrah eastern Jerusalem, and assaults on worshippers in Al Aqsa Mosque. And, since May 10, Israel has been shelling and carrying out airstrikes against Gaza Strip. The aggression has thus far incurred 236 deaths and 6,278 injuries, as reported by the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA).


The strikes also caused the destruction of more than 200 residential units in Gaza Strip and 31 educational establishments, including schools, colleges, and vocational training centers. According to the United Nations, 40,000 Palestinians got displaced – mainly from the North to the South – while 2,500 lost their homes.


On the other hand, Magen David Agom announced that 10 Israelis got killed since the beginning of the "Fence Guardian" operation on May 10 while 675 others got injured.


Additional reporting by Noha el-Tawil



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