CAIRO: Egyptâs foreign minister said on Saturday that while his country would deal with civilians humanely, the displacement of Palestinians remained unacceptable.
âIt is not our intention to provide any safe areas or facilities, but necessarily if this was a case we will deal with the humanity that is necessary,â Sameh Shoukry said at the Munich Security Conference.
Source: Egypt says displacement is unacceptable, but will deal with civilians humanely
CAIRO: Egypt has scuttled a controversial plan to reinstall ancient granite cladding on the pyramid of Menkaure, the smallest of the three great pyramids of Giza, a committee formed by the countryâs tourism minister said in a statement.
Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced the plan last month, declaring it would be âthe project of the century.â
Source: Egypt aborts controversial pyramid renovation plan
MUNICH: Israel will coordinate with Egypt before launching any military offensive in the southern Gazan border city Rafah, the Israeli foreign minister pledged Friday.
âWe will operate in Rafah after we coordinate with Egypt,â Israel Katz told journalists on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, where 180 dignitaries have gathered to discuss conflicts around the globe.
âEgypt is our ally, we have peace agreements with Egypt, and we will operate in a way that does not hurt the Egyptian interests,â he said.
Source: Israel says will coordinate with Egypt before Rafah offensive
MUNICH, GENEVA: The UNâs High Commissioner for Refugees said on Friday that a spillover of refugees from Gazaâs Rafah into Egyptâs Sinai would be a disaster and that Egyptian authorities had made clear that Palestinians should be assisted in the enclave.
Source: Palestinian spillover into Sinai would be âdisasterâ
CAIRO: Egypt is constructing a walled camp in the Sinai Peninsula to receive displaced Palestinian civilians from the Gaza Strip, a US media report and an Egyptian human rights monitor said on Friday.
But Israel, which is waging a four-month-old war against Hamas militants in the territory, said it had no plans to move civilians there, as it prepares an offensive in Rafah, in Gazaâs far south.
The Wall Street Journal said an eight-square-mile (21-square-kilometer) âwalled enclosureâ was under construction on the Egyptian side of the border.
Source: Egypt building âenclosureâ for displaced Gazans in Sinai: report, NGO
RAFAH â Egypt is building a massive miles-wide buffer zone and wall along its border with southern Gaza, new satellite images show, as fears grow over Israelâs planned ground offensive in Rafah where
Source: Egypt is building a new walled buffer zone along Gaza border
Egypt is preparing an area at the Gaza border which could accommodate Palestinians in case an Israeli offensive into Rafah prompts an exodus across the frontier, four sources said, in what they described as a contingency move by Cairo.
Egypt, which denied making any such preparations, has repeatedly raised the alarm over the possibility that Israelâs devastating Gaza offensive could displace Palestinians into Sinai â something Cairo says would be completely unacceptable- echoing warnings from Arab states such as Jordan.
Source: Egypt setting up area at Gaza border which could be used to shelter Palestinians-sources
SAO PAULO: Brazilâs President Lula da Silva and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Thursday called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, and discussed the importance of resuming a peace process in the Middle East.
Lula was on an official state visit to Cairo, celebrating 100 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.Â It was his second visit to Egypt, the first having been in 2003.
Source: Brazilian, Egyptian presidents call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza