Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and visiting Prime Minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim urged on Monday to end the ongoing military escalation in the Gaza Strip.
During a meeting in the Egyptian capital Cairo, Sisi and Anwar agreed on the need to coordinate efforts to end the escalation and achieve calm, as well as provide the necessary protection for Palestinian civilians, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.
The two sides also stressed the need to continue to provide safe and urgent access to humanitarian assistance to the people of the Gaza Strip.
The two leaders also expressed concern regarding the possible expansion of the violence to the region, while rejecting the liquidation of the Palestinian issue by forcibly displacing Gaza people.
They confirmed that the only way out of the current crisis is for the international community to exert concerted efforts to find a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue, based on the two-state solution.
Having entered its 17th day, the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict has killed over 1,400 people in Israel and wounded 5,431 others, according to official statistics.
Meanwhile, Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip have killed 5,087 Palestinians and wounded 15,273 others, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said on Monday.
The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) launched a surprise attack on Israel on Oct. 7, firing thousands of rockets and sending its militants into Israeli territory, to which 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.
Source: English News