Plenary session at Egypt's Parliament - file
CAIRO - 21 November 2023: Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli is attending a plenary session on Tuesday at the House of Representatives to answer briefing requests on the measures taken to inhibit the forced displacement of Palestinians from Gaza Strip.
On Tuesday, officials stated that Egypt and Qatar are meditaing to reach a truce soon.
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Speaking at the parliament Tuesday, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said that the repercussions of not establishing a Palestinian state will be horrendous, asserting that Egypt have and will always back the rights of Palestinians.
"Egypt provided fourfold the aid sent from other countries to Gaza," he said.
Madbouly added that Egypt insists on opening Rafah Border Crossing, delivering aid, and not forcing Palestinians out of Gaza into Sinai.
"Egypt rejects the destruction of schools, hospitals, and worship places in Gaza Strip, allowed the evacuation of 8,200 foreigners and dual nationals from Gaza through its lands, and is providing medical treatment to over 383 Palestinians at Egyptian hospitals, including 28 premature children," Prime Minister continued.
Madbouly ensured that Egypt never closed Rafah Border Crossing on its side.
The expansion of the conflict will not just jeopardize the region but the entire world, he said, stressing that displacement calls "imperil the national security of Egypt."
Egyptian MPs voice backing to any decisions that may be taken by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to preserve Egypt’s national security and inhibit terminating the Palestinian Cause, saying that Egyptians are ready for war, if there is no other choice
Israeli occupation army's radio confirmed its readiness for a temporary ceasefire in Gaza that will last for 4 to 6 days. The ceasefire could be extended depending on the number of hostages to be released.
During Tuesday's plenary session at the parliament, Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said that if Egypt accepts the entry of 2 million Palestinians from Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Cause will be terminated.
Meanwhile, Khalil Al-Hayya, a member of the Hamas political bureau, confirmed Tuesday, that Hamas movement is waiting for the Israeli occupation’s response regarding the humanitarian truce agreement, after the movement delivered its response to the Egyptian and Qatari sides, who are mediating to exerting significant efforts to reach a ceasfire.
Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the Political Office of Hamas, stated that reaching a ceasefire agreement with Israel is imminent. Haniyeh added that Hamas has delivered its response to the mediators, Egypt and Qatar, and is close to finalizing a truce agreement with Israel, the Qahera News Channel reported.
Plenary session to answer briefing requests starts.
Egypt and Qatar are coordinating together to accomplish a truce in Gaza Strip: official sources.
- What is happening today?
A plenary session is being held. Prime Minister answering briefs on Gaza situation.
Sixteen members of parliament of diverse backgrounds have submitted briefing requests for the prime minister to hear the government’s measures against an Israeli scheme to displace Palestinians in Sinai.
The 16 lawmakers, however, are concentrated in North Sinai, which borders Gaza, and Sharkia, which borders North Sinai.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly will answer to the parliamentarians on Tuesday.
CPJ releases report, saying: This is the deadliest month for journalists
- At least 48 journalists were killed as a result of the aggression launched on Gaza.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said that it is investigating all reports of journalists and media workers killed, injured, or missing in the war on Gaza, which has led to the deadliest month for journalists since CPJ began gathering data in 1992.
The CPJ said that at least 50 journalists and media workers were among more than 14,000 killed.
The Committee to Protect Journalists says this deadly trend far outweighs the 30 journalists killed at the height of the Syrian civil war, previously considered the deadliest war zone for journalists in recent times.
In the same context, the UN mourned the deaths of more than 100 aid workers in Gaza; the highest number killed in any conflict in its history.
Shoukry: Egypt stands against forced displacement of Palestinians
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, along with his counterparts from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine, Indonesia, and the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, held extensive talks on November 21 in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
This meeting came as part of the second leg of the ministerial committee’s tour, assigned by the Arab-Islamic summit, to engage with the permanent members of the Security Council to end the war on Gaza.
Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid stated that the committee members highlighted the vital role Russia plays in regional and international issues as a permanent member of the Security Council. They also expressed hope for a robust Russian role in stopping Israeli attacks on the residents of Gaza.
Shoukry highlighted Egypt's clear rejection of any attempts to displace Palestinians, condemning the ongoing bombardment aimed at forcing Gaza's residents to leave. He announced that Egypt is set to present a new resolution to the Security Council on behalf of the Arab and Islamic countries, addressing the current imbalance in the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.
Jordanian Crown Prince arrives Al-Arish to supervise transportation of Jordanian field hospital to Gaza
Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II arrived, Monday in Al-Arish city to supervise the process of equipping and sending the Jordanian Private Field Hospital/2 to the southern Gaza Strip, with a capacity of 41 beds.
The hospital's 145 staff include medical and nursing teams in the Royal Medical Services, in addition to administrators.