The situation in Gaza is complicated as Israeli aggressors began bombing the strip after the shock attack by Hamas on Israeli territory on Saturday morning.
Egypt was and is still the only supporter to the Palestinian cause.
According to Mohamed Mansour, a researcher at the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies, Egypt is working round the clock to reach a truce for ceasefire and stopping the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip. This is a top priority to safeguard the souls of Palestinians, he told The Egyptian Gazette in exclusive statements.
The Egyptian leadership is on a constant contact with senior Palestinian leaders to follow on the latest developments in the situation in the Gaza Strip. Egypt is trying hard to find a suitable solution for defusing the crisis between the two sides through discussing the file of Israeli policemen and civilians detained by the Hamas fighters, Mansour said. This is a core point Egypt will tackle in its negotiations with the Palestinians and the Israelis.
The Egyptian leadership is trying hard to find a pressure means for stopping Israeli military operations on the Palestinians through a series of contacts with regional and international leaders.
Meanwhile, the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) has declared a state of emergency since the first day of launching military operations in Gaza. The ERC has sent a large shipments of medical and food aid, as well as ambulances to our brothers in the Gaza Strip. Egypt will be the main crossing to enter essential aids to Gaza, Mansour said, adding that the Gaza Crossing has undergone some logistical hardships and were bombed by the Israeli forces over the past two days, hampering operations at the only exit point on Gaza’s southern border.
Israeli bombardments hit the area of the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt yesterday, Palestinian officials and Egyptian security sources said.
Egypt has urged Israeli senior officials to provide safe passage for civilians from the Palestinian enclave rather than encouraging them to flee southwest towards Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
Egypt is the main Arab supporter to the Palestinian cause, not only in terms of finance but with a view to political and military factors during its continuous struggle since 1948 Palestine war, according to Ashraf Abdel Ghani, managing editor of Al-Gomhuria newspaper. Egypt has also been the main supporter of the Palestinian Liberation Organization in 60s and 70s.
Egypt has, over ages, tried to lay the foundation of a Palestinian state on June 4, 1967 borders through Camp David negotiations in 1979. Egypt has also supported all international agreements and accords to this effect including Oslo Accords, Abdel Ghani said.
Egypt has sponsored a series of dialogue sessions since 2000 till now to preserve the Palestinian unity and to Rally the various factions with the aim of finding solutions to inter disputes.
The last meeting was held in July in New Alamein City, which was chaired by Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority, to restore inter-Palestinian unity among various factions amid the increasing violence between Israel and the Palestinians in the West Bank. Abbas thanked the Egyptian President for hosting the meeting, as well as his keenness to help end the Palestinian division, which started in 2007.