Egypt will continue to support the Palestinians and the current efforts to stabilize a cease-fire in Gaza
Egypt’s foreign minister on Monday stressed the need to halt practices that undermine peace and escalate violence between Israel and Palestine, including in East Jerusalem. In a meeting in Ramallah, Sameh Shoukry and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discussed efforts to ensure the continuation of a cease-fire in Gaza and a revival of the peace process, a foreign ministry statement said. Shoukry said that his country will “continue to support the Palestinian cause” in various fields, and will continue to unify the Palestinian ranks, Palestinian state news agency Wafa said. He also hailed the efforts made by Egypt, in cooperation with Arab countries, the US administration and other parties, to stop aggression against the Palestinian people, and praised El-Sisi’s initiative to provide $500 million toward repairing the destruction in the Gaza Strip. The Egyptian minister was briefed on the latest developments in the Palestinian territories and the talks the Palestinian leadership has held with the US, the UN and Arab and international parties to stop Israeli aggression in the West Bank and Jerusalem, including stopping attacks by Israeli forces and settlers against the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Church of the Holy Sepulchre.