Fri, 04 Jun 2021 - 12:12 GMT
Egyptian engineering equipment and staff has crossed to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing - Extra News/screenshot
CAIRO – 4 June 2021: As per Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s directives, Egyptian engineering equipment and staff has crossed to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing, Extra News reported.
This comes within the framework of the Egyptian efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian citizen in the strip, restore the normal life of people in Gaza and start the reconstruction process.
It is also part of the Egyptian commitment announced by Sisi to quickly improve the living conditions of the Gaza dwellers.
On Tuesday, President Sisi directed, with the rapid sending and entry of equipment into Gaza Strip.
It was stated that these directions came in response to the request of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas [Abu Mazen], and based on the outcomes of Head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service (GIS), Abbas Kamel meeting with the ministers of the Palestinian Authority.
Ministers from the Palestinian Authority are scheduled to arrive in Cairo, next week to coordinate on the reconstruction process per directives of President Mahmoud Abbas.
Abbas also directed the ministers to fully cooperate with Egypt to implement Sisi's initiative to reconstruct the Strip.
Earlier on Monday, Sisi said Egypt exerts great efforts to stabilize the ceasefire and open the door for the political process in cooperation with the international powers, topped by the US, calling on all regional and international powers to support Egypt's reconstruction efforts.
Head of Egypt’s GIS Abbas Kamel has conveyed, president Sisi messages during his visit to the Palestinian and Israeli lands.
His visit aimed to solidify the Egypt-brokered ceasefire that stopped Israeli hostilities against the Gaza Strip. These hostilities caused the death of 254 Palestinians and destroyed dozens of homes.