One member of the security forces tasked with securing the international border line breached the security barrier and exchanged fire as he was pursuing drug smugglers, the spokesman said.
He stressed that "Egypt's support for the Palestinian cause is great, and there is a historical, geographical and humanitarian connection between Egypt and Palestine."
The statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that the consecutive stormings of Al Aqsa Mosque would not change its existing legal and historic status.
Several governments and counties around the world welcomed Egypt’s pivotal role mediating a ceasefire between Palestine and Israel, restoring calm and stability and ending nearly a week of fighting and violence.
A truce officially came into effect late on Saturday night, with an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement meant to end the worst episode of cross-border fire since a 10-day war in 2021.
Shops and public offices reopened and crowds returned to streets that had been deserted for days.
According to Assoumi, reaching permeant peace and stability in the region requires rallying international efforts to resume the moribund Middle East peace process.
This came during Orfi's speech on Wednesday at the extraordinary session of the Arab League Council at the permanent delegate's level on the Israeli aggression against the Palestinians.
At least 12 Palestinians, including children and women, were killed and 20 others were wounded in a series of Israeli airstrikes Tuesday morning, ushering in a new aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip.
The Israeli navy on Saturday opened fire and water hoses at Palestinian fishing boats sailing off the northern Gaza coast and forced them to return to shore, reported WAFA correspondent.
The EU is deeply concerned by the grave escalation of violence in recent days in Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Lebanon, according to a statement by High Representative Josep Borrell Saturday.
The escalation occurred after Israeli forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque and assaulted worshipers, and the subsequent firing of missiles toward Israel, and Israeli airstrikes that targeted areas in southern Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, with the continuation of confrontations and violence.
Egypt condemned Wednesday the passing of a law by the Knesset allowing settlers' return to four settlements in the West Bank.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a joint statement following the conclusion of the quintet meeting Egypt hosted in Sharm El Sheikh and that is aimed at accomplishing pacification between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
Egypt stressed its rejection of the recurrent Israeli attacks that are intertwined with killings, destruction of properties, and demolition of houses.
Israeli Finance Minister and head of the far-right Religious Zionist Party Bezalel Smotrich called for wiping out the Palestinian village of Hawara, saying as it was translated by NBC News: “I think the village of Hawara needs to be erased. I think that the state of Israel needs to do it. God forbid that regular people should do it.”
He noted that the next round of meetings between the high-ranked officials is due to convene in Sharm El-Sheikh in March, saying “The United States will continue to remain actively engaged in this format with all parties over the coming weeks, including through a follow up engagement next month in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.”
The PA will stress the need to stop all Israeli unilateral actions and adhere to the signed international agreements, in preparation for creating a political horizon based on international legitimacy and the Arab peace initiative and leading to the Palestinian people's freedom and independence.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received Thursday a phone call from UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs James Cleverly.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the decision violated the relevant resolutions of the United States Security Council (UNSC) as well as international law.