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President of Egypt: Palestinian state could be demilitarized

President of Egypt: Palestinian state could be demilitarized

In the future, a Palestinian state might be demilitarized and have a temporary international security presence, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday.

“We said that we are ready for this state to be demilitarised, and there can also be guarantees of forces, whether NATO forces, United Nations forces, or Arab or American forces, until we achieve security for both states, the nascent Palestinian state and the Israeli state,” At a joint news conference in Cairo with Pedro Sanchez and Alexander De Croo, Sisi said that a political resolution requiring a Palestinian state based on the June 4, 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, has not yet been achieved.


Despite Israel’s current military operation against Hamas, which has controlled Gaza since 2007, Arab nations have rejected suggestions that an Arab force provide security in the Gaza Strip. Arab states would not want to visit a Gaza Strip that could be turned into a “wasteland” by Israel’s military offensive, according to Ayman Safadi, the Jordanian Foreign Minister told reporters in London this week.
“What are the circumstances under which any of us would want to go and be seen as the enemy and be seen as having come to clean up Israel’s mess?” he said.

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Gaza where a truce has been signed starting from today, Friday has somehow halted the bombardment of civilian. Governed by Hamas, Gaza has reported a staggering toll of over 13,300 confirmed Palestinian casualties, including a heartbreaking count of at least 5,600 children, as a result of Israeli bombardments. These attacks have left a devastating mark on Gaza, particularly its northern region, rendering it a wasteland. Furthermore, the conflict has left around two-thirds of Gaza’s 2.3 million residents homeless, with thousands undertaking arduous journeys southward, often on foot, while the central and southern parts of the enclave, designated as safe zones by Israel, continue to face periodic attacks.