Talaat Abdel Qawi: Egypt contributed 80% of the total international aid to Gaza… and an unprecedented convoy within two days

Talaat Abdel Qawi: Egypt contributed 80% of the total international aid to Gaza… and an unprecedented convoy within two days

Mohammed Shaban

Published on: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 – 8:58 PM | Last updated: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 – 8:58 PM

Representative Talaat Abdel Qawi, President of the General Union of Civil Society Associations and member of the National Alliance for Civil Action, appreciated President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s clear and firm political position on rejecting the plan of forced displacement of the Palestinian brothers in the Gaza Strip, which would liquidate the Palestinian cause.

During his statements on the “Editing Hall” program with the journalist Azza Mustafa, broadcast on the “Sada El Balad” screen on Tuesday evening, he pointed to the direction of the political leadership from the first day of the outbreak of aggression; Civil society organizations and the National Alliance to play their role and support our brothers in Gaza, saying: “Within 24 hours, we prepared 108 locomotives loaded with 1,000 tons of food to the Rafah crossing.”

He pointed out that the total Egyptian humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip has reached 11.2 thousand tons to date, while the total aid from international countries has reached 3 thousand tons, explaining that the Egyptian contribution is estimated at about 80% of the total international aid to the Strip so far.

He denounced the Zionist allegations regarding the closure of the Rafah crossing, saying: “The crossing was not closed permanently from the Egyptian side; But we faced difficulties and very severe stubbornness from the Israeli side during the first phase of bringing aid into the Gaza Strip,” he said, noting the coalition’s readiness to launch a “huge, unprecedented” humanitarian aid convoy to head to the Rafah crossing within two days from now.

He stressed the coalition’s readiness to provide all forms of support and aid to our brothers in Gaza within the framework of coordination with the Palestinian Red Crescent, commenting: “Today we focus our aid on winter clothes and blankets in conjunction with the onset of the winter season.”

Today, Tuesday, the Egyptian House of Representatives held an extraordinary session to discuss government measures and procedures to prevent the plan for the forced displacement of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip to Sinai, in the presence of Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly.

Madbouly stressed Egypt’s categorical rejection of any attempts at forced displacement and liquidation of the Palestinian cause, stressing that Egypt will not hesitate to use all measures that guarantee the protection and preservation of its borders, adding that in the event of the displacement of the Palestinians, “Egypt will have a decisive response in accordance with international law.”

President Sisi sent a message after the meeting of the Egyptian Parliament, stressing that “the state, with all its agencies and institutions, will continue to provide the necessary support to the Palestinian cause at all levels, and categorically reject any attempts to liquidate the Palestinian cause.”


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