Egypt demands total “Israeli” withdrawal from Rafah crossing before opening it: Reports

MENA

Published: 2024-06-01 16:18

Last Updated: 2024-07-16 20:32


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi. (File photo: Getty Images)
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi. (File photo: Getty Images)

An upcoming Egyptian-American-"Israeli" meeting is scheduled to take place Sunday to discuss the reopening of the Rafah Border Crossing, as reported by Egyptian news outlet “Al-Qahera News”.

The state-linked outlet quoted "a senior official" saying that Egypt was demanding "a total Israeli withdrawal" from the crossing, which has been closed since “Israel” invaded the Palestinian side of the crossing in early May.

Quoting a senior official, Russian news channel, RT, disclosed Egypt's unwavering position that the Rafah Border Crossing shall remain closed as long as the Israeli Occupation maintains authority over the Palestinian side of the crossing.

The source emphasized Egypt's concerted endeavors to reignite ceasefire negotiations in Gaza following the recent proposal put forth by US President Joe Biden. This proposal, unveiled on Friday, aims at brokering a ceasefire, facilitating a prisoner exchange deal, and initiating the reconstruction of Gaza, structured across three distinct phases.