The Israeli Prime Minister insists on invading the city of Rafah, south of Gaza. This is something Cairo strongly rejects. What does the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel stipulate regarding Rafah?
Rafah is a city located on the Egyptian border with the Gaza Strip. It was previously one region and then divided into two regions, one of which belongs to Egypt and the other within the Gaza Strip.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that a peace agreement has already been in effect between Egypt and Israel for forty years, and that Egypt will continue this matter, in this era, explaining that any comments made by some individuals may have been distorted, as he put it.
During the past few days, Israeli and American media reports quoted Egyptian officials warning that Cairo would suspend implementation of the peace treaty with Israel if Israel moved militarily in the Palestinian city of Rafah, or if Palestinians were forced to cross the border into the Sinai Peninsula.
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