Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meets with Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee and a member of Fatah's Central Committee Azzam al-Ahmad in Cairo on Thursday- press photo
CAIRO – 20 May 2021: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry affirmed on Thursday that Egypt continues its intensive efforts and contacts to bring an end to the ongoing escalation in the Palestinian territories and a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip between the Palestinians and the Israeli forces.
Shoukry’s comments were given during his meeting with the Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee and a member of Fatah's Central Committee Azzam al-Ahmad in Cairo on Thursday, said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid.
Shoukry affirmed Egypt’s ongoing support for the Palestinian people, upon President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s directives, Abu Zeid added.
Fatah Secretary-General Jibril Rajoub announced that Arab efforts, led by Egypt to end the aggression, violence acts in Palestine, resulted in a vision for a cease fire that may be implemented within 24 hours.
Egypt has taken political and diplomatic steps to encourage ceasefire, condemn the Israeli aggression, and support the Palestinian’s legitimate rights.
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 241 deaths, including 67 children, and 7,802 injuries in Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem, as reported by the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) on Thursday morning.