Head of Egypt's General Intelligence Service visits Ramallah, Tel Aviv to push peace process

Ahram Online , Wednesday 18 Aug 2021

Kamel's visit is meant to advance Egypt’s efforts in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process sponsored by President El-Sisi

Abbas Kamel

Head of Egypt's General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel travelled to Ramallah and Tel Aviv on Wednesday as per the directives of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, a statement read.

Kamel’s visit is meant to advance Egypt’s efforts in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, which is sponsored by El-Sisi.

Earlier in May, an Egypt-sponsored ceasefire deal was reached between Israel and Palestinian factions to end an 11-day military aggression in the Gaza Strip.

The escalation was sparked on 10 May when Israel cracked down on Palestinian demonstrators who were protesting against Israel’s plan to expel Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah district in East Jerusalem.

The 11-day fighting was deemed the most vicious since 2014 as Israel upped its aggression on Gaza with artillery and air strikes in response to rocket attacks on Israeli towns from the Strip, which is controlled by Hamas.

The Israeli offensive killed more than 250 Palestinians, including 66 children, left more than 1,900 injured, and destroyed hundreds of commercial and residential buildings.

The death toll in Israel stood at 13. 

 

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