Sisi reiterates Egypt's 'unshakable' commitment to Palestinians’ rights, solidarity with Gaza

Ahram Online , Saturday 6 Apr 2024

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi underscored on Saturday Egypt’s “unshakable” commitment toward attaining the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and the establishment of their independent state on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi speaking during the Laylat Al-Qadr celebration on Saturday, 6 April 2024


The president also reiterated the country’s “unequivocal and steadfast” solidarity with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, where Israel has killed over 33,000 people, injured thousands of others, and destroyed most of the infrastructure.

“Egypt will exert utmost and unyielding efforts to bring an end to the hostilities and ensure the unfettered delivery of much-needed humanitarian aid and relief into the strip,” El-Sisi said in an address delivered on the occasion marking Laylat Al-Qadr.

El-Sisi praised efforts exerted by scholars of Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the world's leading Sunni Islamic institution, and the Ministry of Religious Endowments, to rectify misconceptions about the tolerant Islamic faith and its moderate and balanced approach.

He also hailed their efforts to combat extremism and fanaticism and confront distorted ideology.

“The blessed Laylat al-Qadr, with the tremendous religious and spiritual meanings it embraces, is a recurring annual occasion, a time for reflection on profound virtues,” the president said.

“Perhaps, these are the values that we need to embrace now more than ever, given the hardships and challenges the loyal sons of Egypt, from all walks of life, are striving to surmount,” he continued.

Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Decree or Night of Power) is the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the prophet Muhammad.

It falls within the final ten days of Ramadan, and although the exact date is unidentified, it is commonly thought of as the holy month’s 27th day.

Hundreds of Al-Azhar clerics attended the event at the Al-Manara International Conference Centre in New Cairo.

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