Cairo, 19 Dhulhijja 1435/12 October 2014 (MINA) – Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi “blames” Israel for the ongoing conflict with Palestine in its land, demands an immediate end to the conflict.
“There is no alternative to such a settlement for the Palestinians. Israel’s people and government must end the conflict,” he stated in opening remarks on Gaza Reconstruction Conference in Cairo, Sunday, as quoted by Ahram online and Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).
The 2014 elected President further reiterated his country’s support for the establishment of a Palestinian state and the rebuilding of its infrastructures that has been destroyed since the latest Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip more than one month ago.
“We assert at today’s conference our support for the Palestinians and their legitimate government so they can rebuild the Gaza Strip, which represents a crucial part of Palestine,” he added.
Al-Sisi claimed his country had carried out “tireless efforts” to achieve a permanent ceasefire during the latest Israeli aggression on the strip recently.
He added that these efforts continued even after the ceasefire announcement, stressed Cairo has even worked ending the internal divisions within the Palestinian and make the Palestinian Authority (PA) into Gaza in order to emphasize the unity of the Palestinian territories.
“We will continue to back the Palestinian cause, accentuate its importance and make it a priority for the Arab world,” he stated.
“Egypt is working to end the tragic conditions in Gaza by fulfilling the needs of its people. This can happen through a permanent truce and the PA’s governance of the Strip.”
“That [ending the conflict] is our duty towards the coming generation, and we hope the results of this conference can meet the ambitions of the Palestinians.”
“We have supported all previous efforts for peace in the Middle East, and we appreciate the efforts of the United States for Palestinian-Israeli peace that failed last April,” El-Sisi concluded. (T/R04/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)