16 November 2012

Egypt: Morsi - We Do Not Accept Continuation of Assaults, Threats to Gaza

President Mohamed Morsi condemned the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, condoling with families of the Palestinians who were killed in Israeli air strikes on the coastal enclave.

At the start of a meeting which he chaired Thursday 15/11/2012, Morsi said the Egyptian people, leadership and government are standing beside the Palestinians in face of the Israeli aggression.

He made it clear that Israel should be well aware of Egypt's categorical rejection of its assault on Gaza, warning of its repercussions on security and stability in the region.

President Morsi underlined the necessity of stopping the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip immediately. "We are keen on following up the situation as far as the Israeli attacks on Gaza are concerned," Morsi said.

Several Gazans were killed in the assaults. "We are standing by the Palestinians to prevent this aggression on the Gaza Strip," Morsi said.

"We do not accept -under any circumstances- the continuation of the assaults and threats to Gaza", Morsi stressed.

Morsi said Israel should be aware of Egypt's rejection of such aggression which negatively affects the stability and security of the region.

"Our stand was clear yesterday, that was evident in the withdrawal of our ambassador from Israel and the recalling of the Israeli ambassador," he added.

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