The Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs affirms that the “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation is a logical consequence of the illegal Israeli presence in the occupied Palestinian territories, and its policies that included blatant racial discrimination, unjustified land usurpation, and unjust settlement encroachment, which deprived Palestinians of their basic rights amid extremely difficult living conditions, which no human being can bear.
The Council expresses its deep dissatisfaction with the policy of double standards of America adopted by Western countries, in particular the United States, and their inaction and silence in the face of Israeli practices and violations of Palestinian rights, their unequivocal support for the occupying Power and the obstruction of any efforts aimed at admitting Palestine as a full member of the United Nations. This has entrenched the chronic failure to comply with the relevant United Nations and Security Council resolutions and deprived the Palestinian people of any serious political prospect for settling the protracted conflict. Unfortunately, instead of dealing fairly with legitimate Palestinian rights, the United States has devoted its priority to the normalization process with Israel, ignoring successive Palestinian intifadas, most recently yesterday’s, which included warning messages of the repercussions of the continuation of the status quo.
In this regard, the Council strongly condemns the series of Israeli attacks on Palestinian cities since the dawn of Saturday, the seventh of October, which resulted in hundreds of victims and injuries, including the massive destruction caused to the property of Palestinian civilians, stressing its full solidarity with the proud Palestinian people in their just cause, and their right to defend themselves.
The Council once again warns of the need to work towards a just, comprehensive and lasting solution to the Palestinian question on the basis of the two-State solution and to activate the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people
by establishing their independent State within the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. In this context, the Council calls on the international community, in particular the UN Security Council, to assume its responsibilities, stop the ongoing violence, provide protection for the Palestinian people, and end the racist and settlement practices of the occupation authorities, in order to avoid new levels of tension and instability in the whole region.