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El-Sisi and Erdogan Demand Gaza Ceasefire and Palestinian State

During the Feb. 14 summit in Cairo between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Gaza war was a central topic. Both leaders urged for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the establishment of a Palestinian state. Both leaders strongly denounced Israel’s military operations in Gaza.

Speaking at a joint press conference, Erdogan thanked the Egyptian government for its assistance in allowing Turkish humanitarian aid into Gaza. Slamming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s orders to launch an offensive in Rafah, he said, “Netanyahu wants to commit massacres in Rafah,” adding, “Israel’s plans to expel Palestinians from Gaza are null and void for us. We hail and support Egypt’s determined position on this,” he said, once again urging Israel not to attack Rafah city.

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