Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi followed today developments between the Palestinians of Gaza and Israel at the Strategic Crisis-Management Centre.
He commanded state authorities to intensify their contacts to contain the situation and prevent further escalation.
Egypt warned, meanwhile, against the serious ramifications of the ongoing escalation between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
In a statement, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry called on the two sides to practice maximum restraint and avoid exposing civilians to further risks.
It also warned that the current escalation would negatively affect future efforts to bring about calm between the two sides.
It called on international actors involved in supporting peace efforts to intervene immediately to stop the escalation, convince Israel to suspend attacks and provocative actions against the Palestinians and abide by the rules of international humanitarian law with regard to its responsibilities as an occupying force.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held a series of intensive contacts with his counterparts and a number of international officials to stop the escalation.
He held talks over the phone with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, over developments between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
He underscored the importance of suspending the escalation and exercising restraint from all parties.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Ahmed Abu Zeid, said Egypt conducts intensive contacts at all levels to contain the current crisis.
He added that the contacts held by the foreign minister focus on influential international parties to ensure the unification and consistency of efforts and spare the region further tension and instability.