Egypt's General Intelligence Service chief meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

MENA , Wednesday 18 Aug 2021

Abbas Kamel

Egypt’s General Intelligence Service (GIS) Chief Abbas Kamel paid a visit on Wednesday to Ramallah and Tel Aviv within the framework of Egypt's efforts to support the Palestinian-Israeli peace process in line with the directives of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received Kamel upon his arrival in Ramallah.

Kamel delivered to Abbas a message from President El-Sisi, who underlined Egypt's support for the Palestinian cause.

In Tel Aviv, Kamel met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and his national security advisor, where they discussed safeguarding the Egyptian-sponsored ceasefire in the Palestinian territories as well as the efforts to push forward the peace process.

Kamel also discussed with Bennett the latest developments concerning Egyptian-Israeli bilateral relations.

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

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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