Egypt refutes Israeli media allegations of coordination with Israel at Rafah Crossing

Mohamed Samir
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This photo provided by the Israel Defense Forces shows a tank with an Israel flag on it entering the Gazan side of the Rafah border crossing on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces via AP)

Egypt has vehemently denied recent Israeli media reports suggesting coordination between Egypt and Israel at the Rafah crossing, a high-level Egyptian source told Daily News Egypt, “such claims are categorically false.”

The source further emphasised Egypt’s warning to Israel regarding the severe consequences of any escalation on the already dire humanitarian situation in Gaza. 

Accordingly, Egypt has halted coordination with Israel concerning the Rafah Crossing, he indicated, in response to what Egypt perceives as Israel’s unacceptable escalation and responsibility for the deteriorating conditions in the Gaza Strip.

Despite this stance, Egypt remains steadfast in its commitment to facilitating a ceasefire and fulfilling its historical responsibility towards the Palestinian people, the source added.

“Urgency is stressed in establishing a ceasefire, with all parties urged to engage in negotiations towards an agreement that would allow for the unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid.”

The Egyptian source said that international efforts are called upon to bolster ongoing mediation initiatives. 

“Egypt reiterates its firm rejection of any attempts at the forced displacement of Palestinians and asserts its determination to safeguard the Palestinian cause from any form of liquidation,” he stressed.

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Mohamed Samir Khedr is an economic and political journalist, analyst, and editor specializing in geopolitical conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean. For the past decade, he has covered Egypt's and the MENA region's financial, business, and geopolitical updates. Currently, he is the Executive Editor of the Daily News Egypt, where he leads a team of journalists in producing high-quality, in-depth reporting and analysis on the region's most pressing issues. His work has been featured in leading international publications. Samir is a highly respected expert on the Middle East and Africa, and his insights are regularly sought by policymakers, academics, and business leaders. He is a passionate advocate for independent journalism and a strong believer in the power of storytelling to inform and inspire. Twitter: https://twitter.com/Moh_S_Khedr LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohamed-samir-khedr/
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