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Biden expressed concern over displacement of public from Gaza to Egypt

Washington, United States: The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has recently shared a concern related to the displacement of the general public from Gaza. He underscored that the people must not be sent to Egypt or some other country.

These remarks were shared by the President during a conversation with his Egyptian counterpart while Israel continued its military operation, causing numerous residents in the area to evacuate their residences.

The information regarding the latest call was shared by the President through his official X account, formerly known as Twitter. He outlined that both Presidents – Joe Biden and Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi have reaffirmed their commitment to work together. They also discussed the importance of protecting the lives of the civilians.

US President Joe Biden with Egyptian President Sisi | Credits: Reuters

President Joe Biden’s tweet further read, “We reaffirmed our respect for international humanitarian law, and ensuring that Palestinians in Gaza are not displaced to Egypt or any other nation.”

Egypt is the only country that shares a non-Israeli border crossing with Gaza. According to several reports, Sisi has always rejected the idea of welcoming the Palestinian population from Gaza, even temporarily, into the Sinai Peninsula.

In addition to this, other Arab countries and international organizations have also not supported the concept of relocating people to their respective nations or organizations. However, every nation and organization has briefly discussed the importance of the lasting peace built around a two-state solution.

Statement by Sisi

Following a conversation with President Biden, El-Sisi’s presidency shared a statement late on Sunday. The statement read, “Egypt has not and will not allow the displacement of Palestinians from Gaza to Egyptian territories.”

It is to be noted that after the humanitarian situation in Gaza deteriorated, Egypt was one of the major nations that emerged as a key player in ending the war/ conflict between Israel and Hamas, the group which is regarded as a terrorist organization by the United States and European Union.

However, only a small amount of the aid that the 2.3 million people in Gaza need is getting through the Rafah border crossing. Egypt claims that Israel is blocking this aid, and the United Nations and other organizations are concerned that this is causing a severe humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

President Joe Biden’s Conversation with PM Netanyahu

Joe Biden meets with Benjamin Netanyahu | Credits: AP

Earlier, President Joe Biden also had a conversation with the President of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu and asked about the developments in Gaza. “We discussed efforts to secure the release of hostages and help Americans in Gaza leave safely, and I underscored the need to immediately and significantly increase the flow of humanitarian assistance to civilians in Gaza,” he mentioned through his X account.

President Joe Biden has further emphasized that he reiterated that Israel has every right to defend its citizens from terrorism and a responsibility to do so in a manner consistent with international humanitarian law, which prioritizes the protection of civilians.

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