Egyptian Foreign Minister Highlights Regional Security Threats from Potential Israeli Ground Incursion in Rafah

egypt Fri, Mar. 1, 2024
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received Wednesday a phone call from UK Minister of State for the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Commonwealth and United Nations Tariq Ahmed who wanted to discuss the Gaza War.

The two ministers conferred over the deteriorating humanitarian conditions so as Minister Shokry underscored the international community's responsibility to end the suffering as well as the Israeli violations and aggression. Hence, they exchanged views on endeavors aimed at pacification and hostage swap.

As the sufficient supply of humanitarian aid is crucial to alleviate the impact of the war, the Egyptian minister pointed out that international parties should pressure Israel to remove the obstacles it sets in the way of delivery. He equally showcased that Israel carries out random raids and completely destroys services and infrastructure.

The minister similarly criticized that a number of states had ignored tackling the Gaza crisis at the Human Rights Council's high-level meetings, condemning the double standards. He also warned of the repercussions of an Israeli ground operation in Palestinian Rafah on regional security.