He palestinian presidentMahmoud Abbas, landed this Sunday in Egypt to meet with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, with whom he will discuss on Monday the formulas for end the war in the Gaza Strip and to alleviate the humanitarian catastrophe in which the enclave is mired.
The Palestinian embassy in Cairo said in a statement that Abbas’ visit comes after a invitation from Al Sisiwith the aim of “discussing forms of bilateral cooperation in order to immediately and sustainably stop the genocidal war waged by Israel.”
During the meeting, international efforts to end the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, as well as to “prevent the displacement of the Palestinian people from their land”, following speeches by senior officials of the Israeli Government on the reoccupation of the enclave.
Precisely, Egypt has denounced on many occasions Israel’s “intentions” to forcibly displace the Gazan population to the Sinai Peninsula, which borders the south of the Strip, something that Cairo has described as a “red line.” .
The two-state solution, which contemplates the creation of an independent Palestinian state, will be put in focus.
Likewise, the focus will once again be placed on two state solutionwhich contemplates the creation of an independent Palestinian State based on the borders drawn in 1967 and with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The Palestinian State, according to the note, would be led alone by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), “the only legitimate representative of the Palestinian people inside and outside Palestine,” it said, without mentioning the Palestinian factions or the group Islamist Hamas.
Abbas’s arrival in Cairo occurs on the same day Jordan has announced that it is coordinating with several Arab capitals to draw up a plan, based on the two-state solution, to end the war in the Gaza Strip and resolve the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Qatar joins the request for a ceasefire
He Emir of QatarTamim bin Hamad Al Thani, this Sunday asked the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, “to work to achieve a immediate ceasefire and protect civilians” in the Gaza Strip, during the American’s visit to Doha as part of a new tour of the Middle East.
Arab countries demand that the US pressure Israel – its main ally – to cease its offensive against Gaza
The emir conveyed to Blinken “the need to work to achieve an immediate ceasefire to protect civilians and introduce humanitarian aid sufficient and sustainable in all areas of the Strip,” according to a statement issued by the president’s office.
Likewise, he urged the American to make efforts to “de-escalate”, something that according to the Qatari “will help guarantee stability and security in the region” at a time when fears about the opening of new war fronts are flourishing. .
The Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Mohamed bin Abderrahman Al Thani, also attended the meeting, who will hold another separate meeting with Blinken to address other issues, such as release of the hostages in the hands of the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza.
Blinken, who is on his fourth tour of the Middle East since the outbreak of war on October 7, has undertaken this new trip to urge his Arab partners to use their “influence and ties” to achieve a de-escalation and prevent the conflict. expands.
However, Arab countries, which have expressed frustration at the failure to end the conflict, demand that USA that put pressure on Israel —its main ally— to cease its offensive against Gaza.
After completing his meetings in Qatar, and amid fears that the conflict will expand to other parts of the region, the American will also visit the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West Bank and Egypt in the coming days.