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Lapid thanks Egypt’s el-Sissi for brokering Gaza ceasefire

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi delivers a speech during the One Ocean Summit, in Brest, Brittany, February 11, 2022. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi delivers a speech during the One Ocean Summit, in Brest, Brittany, February 11, 2022. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)

Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks with Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, thanking him for his country’s role in negotiating a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinain Islamic Jihad terror group, which went into effect last night.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the two spoke for a long time, not only about Gaza but about the general situation with the Palestinians and the region.

“Prime Minister Lapid said that Egypt has a highly significant position in preserving regional stability and security,” the PMO says.

According to the Israeli readout, the two also discussed Israel’s ongoing normalization efforts with other countries in the region.

“[El-Sissi] raise the issue of the Palestinians and the prime minister stressed his vision for strengthening the economic situation of the Palestinians,” Lapid’s office says.

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