Egypt FM Shoukry, US counterpart reject any Israeli military operation in Rafah

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 - 08:00 GMT

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his US counterpart Antony Blinken rejected any Israeli military operation in Rafah city especially as such operation will threaten the security and stability of the region.

Rafah crossing receives 10 injured Palestinians for treatment at Egyptian hospitals

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 - 07:04 GMT

Rafah border crossing received on Tuesday 10 injured Palestinians and 25 escorts coming from the Gaza Strip to receive treatment at Egyptian hospitals.

UN chief arrives in Egypt’s Rafah to reaffirm call for ceasefire in Gaza

Sat, 23 Mar 2024 - 09:52 GMT

On October 20, 2023, nearly two weeks after Israel launched its war on the Gaza Strip, the UN Chief emphasized the urgent necessity for life-saving aid to promptly reach Gaza.

UN White House National Security Adviser: Egypt has voiced deep alarm of Israeli ground offensive in Rafah

Mon, 18 Mar 2024 - 08:46 GMT

“Rafah is on the border with Egypt, which has voiced its deep alarm of a major military of operation there and even raises question on its future relationship with Israel if any impending military operation,” said the US White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan in a brief to reporters.

President Sisi: Egypt, EU reject any Israeli military operation in Rafah

Sun, 17 Mar 2024 - 08:24 GMT

Egypt hosted on Sunday a joint summit with the European leaders as both sides signed a joint declaration on strategic and comprehensive partnership, with a financial package of approximately 7.4 billion euros.

54 wounded Palestinians cross Rafah terminal for treatment in Egypt

Sat, 16 Mar 2024 - 12:46 GMT

A total of 54 injured Palestinians crossed Rafah border terminal on Saturday with 108 companions coming from the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.

Egypt’s Sisi re-warns against peril of Israeli potential invasion of Palestinian Rafah

Fri, 15 Mar 2024 - 09:51 GMT

“We are striving to halt the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip while also endeavoring to facilitate the delivery of the maximum amount of aid possible […] We aim to create a real opportunity for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with international recognition,” President Sisi spoke at the Police Academy on Friday morning.

Dutch PM says his country appreciates Egypt's role in containing crisis in Gaza

Wed, 13 Mar 2024 - 06:08 GMT

Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte said his country appreciates Egypt’s role at all levels in containing the crisis in the Gaza Strip, noting that the situation in the enclave is “tragic” and more aid must be brought in.

Egypt, Jordan warn of consequences of any Israeli ground offensive in Rafah

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 - 02:25 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi have warned of the extremely negative consequences of any Israeli ground offensive in the Palestinian city of Rafah, as it will further exacerbate the already dire humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

Egyptian, Saudi FMs reject Israel’s ground offensive against Rafah

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 - 10:04 GMT

Minister Shoukry highlighted the legal and humanitarian obligations of international parties to halt the conflict against the Gaza Strip and achieve an immediate ceasefire. He condemned the Security Council's repeated failure on February 20 to issue a ceasefire resolution, following the US representative's veto against the Algerian-submitted resolution. This failure raises questions about the feasibility and credibility of the international system's rules and mechanisms.

Egypt sets up logistic area in Sinai’s Rafah to receive humanitarian aid for Palestinians: Governor

Sat, 17 Feb 2024 - 05:04 GMT

The under-construction area will include parking areas for trucks, secured warehouses, administrative offices, and rest places for drivers, the governor said, noting that it has been provided with all means of living and electricity to achieve fluidity in transportation to and from it.

UN emergency relief chief warns of consequences of Israeli ground offensive against Rafah

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 - 03:13 GMT

“Now, I understand why Israelis might wish to have an assault on Rafah. But the consequences of such an operation are, I am afraid today, a massive impact on the 1.1 million people living there. Quite probably a slaughter because the humanitarian operation has no illusions about it,” he said.

Egypt rejects Israeli far-right Finance Minister’s irresponsible inciting remarks on embroiling Egypt in October 7 incidents

Mon, 12 Feb 2024 - 07:14 GMT

"These statements are completely unacceptable, as Egypt fully controls its territory, and does not allow any party to embroil Egypt's name in any failed attempt to justify its shortcomings,” the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said on his X on Monday.

Egypt warns of dire consequences of any Israeli ground offensive in Rafah

Sun, 11 Feb 2024 - 06:56 GMT

Egypt’s statement came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated in a television interview on Sunday that Israel will make the ground military operation in Rafah, despite Egypt’s warnings.

Egypt keeps in touch with all parties to keep delivering aid to Gaza: Official

Sat, 10 Feb 2024 - 12:07 GMT

Egypt has ongoing contact with all relevant parties to guarantee the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gazans, former assistant foreign minister Hussein Haridy said.

Rafah crossing border continues to receive Palestinian injuried, humanitarian aid to Gaza Strip

Mon, 05 Feb 2024 - 03:05 GMT

Egypt's side has received 448 individuals, including 40 wounded and sick, 25 of their companions, 82 holders of Egyptian passports, and 52 holders of foreign passports.

No agreement is approaching with Israel on Philadelphia Axis: security source

Thu, 01 Feb 2024 - 09:36 GMT

A high-level security source has denied reports alleging that an agreement with Israel on Rafah and the Salah Al Din Axis, also known as Philadelphia Axis, is approaching.

U.S. thanks Egypt for its role facilitating foreign nationals safe exit via Rafah crossing

Thu, 11 Jan 2024 - 11:21 GMT

US State Department Spokesman Matthew Miller expressed thanks to Egypt for its role in facilitating the safe cross-border exit of U.S. and other foreign nationals via Rafah.

4 fuel trucks among 50 aid trucks enter into Gaza via Rafah crossing

Sat, 30 Dec 2023 - 12:36 GMT

Al-Qahera News TV Channel reported Saturday that 50 aid trucks entered Gaza through Rafah crossing border, including 4 fuel trucks.

Complete interruption of Internet services in Gaza due to Israeli bombing

Tue, 26 Dec 2023 - 07:36 GMT

The Palestinian Telecommunications Company announced, Tuesday a complete interruption of Internet services in Gaza Strip.