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Egypt's internal affairs won't get in the way of helping Palestine: El-Sisi

Egypt's president spoke with the UN secretary-general and confirmed Egypt's role as 'most capable' in defusing the ongoing assault in Gaza

Ahram Online , Sunday 13 Jul 2014
 Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi looks on as he delivers a speech in Cairo, in this July 7, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi talked to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the ongoing attacks in Gaza, a spokesman for Egypt's presidency said on Sunday.

El-Sisi said Egypt's internal affairs won't interfere with its pursuit of a just settlement for Palestinians that safeguards their rights and allows the Palestinian people to have a livable state inside the June 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, spokesman Ehab Badawi said.

He added that Ki-moon expressed his hopes that a UN Security Council meeting this week will lead to ceasefire and praised Egyptian efforts to aid Palestinians and de-escalate the fighting, as Egypt is most capable of calming the situation, according to Badawi.

Israeli airstrikes have killed over 165 Gazans and injured hundreds more after an aerial campaign dubbed Operation Protective Edge was launched on Tuesday.

Hamas' Al-Qassam Brigades have fired hundreds of rockets into Israel in the past week, with no Israeli casualties reported.

El-Sisi said on Saturday that he was in touch with both sides of the conflict, according to Bedawi.

The latest conflict was sparked on 12 June when three Israeli teenage settlers were kidnapped and murdered, triggering an Israeli military offensive on Hamas in the West Bank and an escalation of rocket fire from Gaza.

Hamas has neither confirmed nor denied that it was behind the killings.

 

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Veronica
14-07-2014 09:26pm
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Biased news
Actually hamas has denied the kidnapping song the 3 Jewish boys. And Israel without any proof or evidence against hamas used the Jewish boys as an excuse to initiate a full out assault on Palestinian people killing innocent people and over a third of those children all for the sake of stealing the natural gas found in Palestine worth over $4 billion and since Israel is in a energy crisis they have decided they want it and will kill all in their way and use Hamas as an excuse. Shame on you israel!
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Khan
14-07-2014 08:08am
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No value this topic
Sisi getting help from isreal how egypt help gaza publuc ?
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Hasan
13-07-2014 10:33pm
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Helping Palestine
Our internal affair doesn't allow us helping palestine but yes it doesn't prvent us helping Israel in blockade of Gaza.We are fully supporting Isreal in bloodshed.We open Rafa Crossing untill Irasel collective punish the Palestinean.
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sobia
13-07-2014 09:50pm
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Internal Affairs
Yes,Mr CC is busy in internal affairs, i.e killing of his own Egyptian so he doesn't have time to look into Palestinean massacre by Isreal.Shame on Egyptian regime,you don't deserve to be calledn even a human being.
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