11 July 2014

Egypt Rejects "Irresponsible" Israeli Escalation in Palestine

Egypt strongly rejected the "irresponsible" Israeli escalation in occupied Palestinian lands and use of excessive military force, leading to the death of innocent civilians.

In a statement Friday morning, the Foreign Ministry urged Israel to exercise self restraint and consider the humanitarian aspect, especially that it is an occupation force that has to respect legal and moral commitments on the protection of civilians.

It called on the international community to swiftly intervene and held it responsible for ending the Israeli aggression and halting the escalation that does not provide an appropriate atmosphere for the resumption of peace talks in the future.

Egypt confirmed continuing intensive contacts with all sides to cease the violence against innocent civilians and resume the enforcement of the November 2012 agreement.

It expressed regret that its contacts had been faced with intransigence and stubbornness that only civilians pay their price.

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