Ceasefire in Gaza and preventing displacement is the focus of “Cairo Summit for Peace “

The “Cairo Summit for Peace” opened in Cairo on Saturday, called for by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, inviting world leaders and international organizations to discuss the future of the Palestinian issue, the peace process, and the escalation in the Gaza Strip.

Representatives from 31 countries, three international organizations, and some prominent figures participated.

Al-Sisi called on participants to agree on a roadmap to revive the peace process, to solve the Palestinian issue, not displacement. He also pointed out that Egypt did not close the Rafah crossing, but Israel targeted it with bombing.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II stressed the need to stop the humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip and that what is happening in the sector is a war crime.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said, “We will not leave and we will remain in our land,” warning against the expulsion and displacement of Palestinians from Gaza, Jerusalem, and the West Bank.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres confirmed the need to apply international law and avoid attacking civilians, schools, and hospitals in the Gaza Strip. The residents of the sector need a ceasefire and more humanitarian aid.

European Council President Charles Michel attended, calling for all efforts to mediate in this conflict and do what can be done to protect civilians, preserve human rights and children’s rights, and comply with international law.

There were also speeches from Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Libyan Presidential Council President Mohamed Al-Manfi, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, Omani Deputy Prime Minister Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Saudi Foreign Minister, Turkish Foreign Minister, and British Foreign Secretary.

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