Egypt condemns Israeli escalation in Palestine

Ahram Online , Tuesday 9 May 2023

Egypt strongly condemned the Israeli forces’ recent escalation of violence in the occupied Palestinian territories, in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday.

Palestinian protesters burn tyres amid clashes with Israeli security forces during a raid in the old city of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on May 9, 2023. AFP


The statement denounced the Israeli forces' shelling of Gaza, resulting in the deaths of 13 Palestinians, including children and women.

Israel had launched pre-dawn airstrikes targeting multiple homes and residential buildings in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Egypt also condemned the incursion of Israeli settlers into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem under the protection of Israeli forces.

The statement further criticised the continued invasions of Palestinian cities by Israeli forces, with the latest incident occurring in Nablus.

Egypt stated that such attacks violate international law and principles of international legitimacy, and undermine efforts to achieve security in the region.
"These attacks not only exacerbate the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories but also undermine efforts to achieve calm and reduce tension in the region within the framework of the agreements reached at the Sharm El-Sheikh and Aqaba meetings," added the text.


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