Sisi, Biden agree to enter aid for Gaza through Karem Abu-Salem crossing

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his US counterpart Joe Biden discussed developments in the situation in Gaza Strip, with both sides agreeing to enter aid to the United Nations into Gaza through the Karem Abu-Salem crossing.

“President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a phone call from US President Joe Biden, during which they reviewed developments in the Gaza Strip. The US president expressed his great appreciation for the intensive, diligent and continuous Egyptian efforts and mediation to reach a ceasefire and a truce agreement in the Strip,” a statement from the Egyptian Presidency said on Friday.

“The two presidents agreed on the necessity of intensifying international efforts for the negotiation process to succeed and achieve a breakthrough that ends the protracted humanitarian tragedy that the Palestinian people are experiencing.”

“The two presidents discussed the dire humanitarian situation of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the lack of means of life, as well as the lack of fuel needed to run hospitals and bakeries. Both presidents agreed to deliver quantities of humanitarian aid and fuel to the United Nations at the Karem Abu Salem Crossing temporarily, until a legal mechanism is reached to reoperate the Rafah crossing from the Palestinian side,” the statement explained.

Egypt earlier on Friday welcomed the decision issued by the International Court of Justice to impose additional temporary measures on Israel, following its military operations in Rafah, demanding that Tel Aviv comply with its legal obligations.

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