Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has issued a stern warning about the current escalation in Gaza.
In statements on Tuesday, Sisi reaffirmed Egypt’s National Security being his top responsibility and that it “cannot be compromised or forfeited under any circumstance.”
He added that Egypt will not allow the termination of the Palestinian cause at the expense of other parties.
Sisi confirmed that his country is closely monitoring the developments in the region, particularly in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
“Egypt is intensifying its efforts at all levels to halt the current military confrontations, to spare the blood of the Palestinian people, and to protect civilians on both the Palestinian and Israeli sides,” said Sisi.
“Egypt affirms that a just and comprehensive peace based on a two-state solution is the way to achieve genuine and sustainable security for the Palestinian people.”
He added that “Egypt does not relinquish its commitments to Arab issues, with the Palestinian cause at the forefront.”
Sisi expressed Egypt’s hope for a resolution and settlement of the Palestinian cause “through negotiations leading to a just peace and the establishment of the Palestinian state.”
Regarding Egypt’s efforts to achieve a ceasefire, he said: “We are in communication with all international powers and all regional influential parties to reach an immediate cessation of violence and achieve a ceasefire to save the lives of civilians on both sides.”
At a time when there are increasing concerns about a potential mass Palestinian migration toward the Egyptian border with Gaza, Sisi emphasized that "there will be no compromise on Egypt’s national security under any circumstances, and the Egyptian people must be aware of the complexities of the situation and the magnitude of the threat.”
High-ranking Egyptian security sources have issued a warning through statements to Egyptian media.
They expressed concerns about what they described as “an attempt to push Palestinians in Gaza towards migrating to the Egyptian border due to the ongoing Israeli airstrikes in the strip.”
The sources emphasized that “Egyptian sovereignty is not to be violated.”