Palestinian leader Abbas visits Egypt’s President El-Sisi

Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, hosted Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, in Cairo on Monday to discuss ways to end the war with Israel and support the two-state solution.

On Monday, the Palestinian Authority’s president, Mahmoud Abbas, met with Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, in Cairo. He expressed the urgency of “working with all parties” to stop “the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people” and prevent “displacement” of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

Abbas said that “the only solution” is a political process “that ends the Israeli occupation in the State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital,” as reported by the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

El-Sisi also had a meeting with the Arab League’s Secretary General, Ahmed Abul Gheit. They talked about “the challenges in the region, especially those concerning the situation in the Palestinian territories and the Gaza Strip,” according to a statement issued by the Egyptian State Information Service (SIS) on its website.

The Egyptian president and Abul Gheit also discussed “the escalation of efforts to achieve a ceasefire, deliver humanitarian aid and activate the two-state solution” that would create a Palestinian State on the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The Israeli Army started its offensive against the Palestinian enclave after the attacks on October 7 by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas). The attacks resulted in some 1,200 deaths and nearly 240 kidnappings.

The authorities in Gaza, meanwhile, have reported more than 23,000 Palestinian deaths due to the attacks, as well as more than 315 deaths in security force operations and settler attacks in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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