Jordan, Egypt Reject Israeli Attempt to Expel Palestinians

Thu Dec 28 2023
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CAIRO: Jordanian King Abdullah II and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said on Wednesday that they rejected any Israeli attempt to expel Palestinians from the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, official media reported.

During a meeting in Cairo, Egypt, the two leaders “reiterated their complete rejection of all moves to liquidate the issue of Palestine and forcibly displace Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza,” a statement on the Jordanian news agency said.

King Abdullah II reaffirmed his nation’s support for Egypt’s firm stance against any efforts to displace Palestinians from Gaza.

Jordan, Egypt Reject Israeli Attempt to Expel Palestinians

King Abdullah and President El Sisi stressed the need “for the entire world to push towards an immediate truce in the Strip, and the delivery of sustainable and sufficient humanitarian aid to ease the tragic situation and the suffering of the people of Gaza,” the Jordanian news agency, quoting a royal court statement.

They said that the world “shoulders an immense ethical and political responsibility” toward executing United Nations resolutions to “maintain the integrity of these global entities.”

The two leaders also stressed the need to counter any move to reoccupy parts of the Gaza Strip, build buffer zones in the besieged strip or separate it from the occupied West Bank.

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The Gaza Health Ministry stated that Israeli troops had killed around 195 Palestinian people and injured 325 in the last 24 hours, bringing the recorded death toll to more than 21,110, with 55,243 injured in Israeli assaults in the coastal Palestinian territory since Oct. 7.

King Abdullah and President El-Sisi warned against the continuation of the fighting in the Gaza Strip, which “could plunge the whole region into a disaster whose price everyone will pay,” emphasizing the need to stop spillover of the war that threatens regional and global security.

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