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Iran and Egypt Urge Immediate End to Attacks on Palestinians

  • Palestinians in a funeral procession in Gaza, OC. 2023.

    Palestinians in a funeral procession in Gaza, OC. 2023. | Photo: X/ @hajarelkhalidi

Published 23 October 2023

Iranian FM Amir-Abdollahian denounced that Israel seeks to force Palestinians to migrate to the Sinai Peninsula and Jordan.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry highlighted the necessity to immediately stop the attacks on Palestinians and send humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.


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In a phone conversation on Sunday night, the two foreign ministers also voiced their strong opposition to the forced displacement of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

The Iranian foreign minister praised Egypt, which hosted the Cairo Summit for Peace on Saturday to discuss the ongoing crisis in Gaza, for its efforts to put an end to the conflict and send aid to Gaza.

Amir-Abdollahian said the Iranian Red Crescent Society was ready to send humanitarian aid to Gaza through Egypt. The top Iranian diplomat said Israel's goal is "to force the citizens of Gaza and West Bank to migrate to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and parts of Jordan."

The Egyptian foreign minister welcomed Iran's humanitarian aid for Gaza, highlighting the necessity to continue consultations and coordination among all Muslim and Arab states on the Palestinian issue.

Shoukry voiced Egypt's opposition to the expansion of the conflict, saying Egypt maintains that Palestinians must remain in their homeland.

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) launched a surprise attack on Israel on Oct. 7, firing rockets and sending its militants into Israeli territory.

Israel responded with massive airstrikes and punitive measures, including a siege on the enclave with supplies of water, electricity, fuel, and other necessities being cut off.

Since Oct. 7, Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip have killed 5,087 Palestinians and wounded 15,273 others, the Health Ministry in Gaza said on Monday. 

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