Egypt’s President calls for the recognition of a Palestinian state

On November 24, Egypt’s President called on the international community to do more for peace in the Middle East and to recognise a state of Palestine, reports Africa News. 

The Egyptians were one of the first countries to support the Palestinian Declaration of Independence back in 1988. 

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi made the remarks during the visit of the Belgian and Spanish Prime Ministers, Alexander De Croo and Pedro Sanchez respectively, in Cairo. 

He noted during a joint press conference that, “The results of this faltering path over the last 30 years tell us that we need to adopt a different approach,” . 

Sissi called for a, “recognition of the State of Palestine by the international community and its integration into the United Nations… This would be a sign of seriousness.” . 

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Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the President of fellow African country, Algeria also stressed the importance of the recognition of Palestine by the UN.  

During a speech at the world body’s General Assembly in New York in September, the head of state said that Palestine should be granted full membership of the United Nations.  

The state currently holds the status of a non-observer member state. It applied for full UN membership back in 2011 however it did not amass enough of the required support in the UN’s Security Council.   

Shining a light on the hateful Zionist ideology, Bezalel Smotrich, the Israeli Finance Minister, claimed in March that there is no such thing as a Palestinian people.  

Since October 7, 1,400 Israeli have been killed by Hamas and 15,000 have been slaughtered in the besieged Gaza by Israel. 

Africa News/ Maghrebi 

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