CAIRO – Egypt has a very clear position on the incidents in the Gaza Strip and the country was among the first states which called for holding the Cairo Peace Summit, said Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala el Saeed.
Egypt is vehemently rejecting any forced displacement attempts against the Palestinian people, asserted Saeed while attending the “United for Peace in Palestine” Summit representing Egypt’s First Lady Entissar El Sisi Thursday.
The event convened in Istanbul city with the participation of Turkey’s First Lady Emine Erdogan and spouses of leaders of several countries and governments.
It is very difficult to find that the world community stands idly by while seeing blatant violations being committed by the Israeli occupation authority and army against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in breach of international law and international humanitarian law, she added.
The minister thanked Emine Erdogan for hosting the summit, which is being held at a very critical timing to support the Palestinian people and halt the heinous Israeli attacks against them.
“The violations committed by Israel are considered international crimes, which can not be easily erased,” she affirmed.
She reiterated Egypt’s warning against the serious repercussions of any attempts to liquidate the Palestinian cause at the expense of countries of the region and at the expense of the rights of the Palestinians.
It is high time to activate different UN mechanisms to investigate the Israeli violations of international law in the Gaza Strip, she said, adding “we all must unite to ensure an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Gaza, in addition to the safe and sustainable delivery of humanitarian and relief assistance to Gazans through all border crossings, including Israeli crossings.”
She, meanwhile, commended the resistance of Palestinian women and voiced her confidence they will maintain their resistance and success despite all obstacles.
In conclusion, she underlined the importance of uniting to stop this catastrophe.
“Our peoples are no longer able to achieve their just demands and legitimate rights to development amid these unjust and inhumane conditions,” according to her.