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Eugene

(61,259 posts)
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:56 AM Feb 12

Egypt is threatening to void its decades-old peace treaty with Israel. What does that mean?

Source: Associated Press

Egypt is threatening to void its decades-old peace treaty with Israel. What does that mean?

BY JULIA FRANKEL
Updated 5:12 AM EST, February 12, 2024

ERUSALEM (AP) — It was a warm handshake between the unlikeliest of statesmen, conducted under the beaming gaze of President Jimmy Carter. Sunlight streamed through the trees at Camp David, Maryland, as Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin solidified a landmark agreement that has allowed over 40 years of peace between Israel and Egypt. It has served as an important source of stability in a volatile region.

That peace has held through two Palestinian uprisings and a series of wars between Israel and Hamas. But now, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowing to send Israeli troops into Rafah, a city in Gaza on the border with Egypt, the Egyptian government is threatening to void the agreement.

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Two Egyptian officials and a Western diplomat told The Associated Press on Sunday that Egypt may suspend the peace treaty if Israeli troops invade Rafah.

Netanyahu says Rafah is Hamas’ last remaining stronghold after more than four months of war and that sending in ground troops is essential to defeat the group.

But Egypt opposes any move that could send desperate Palestinians fleeing across the border onto its territory. Rafah also serves as the besieged territory’s main entry point for humanitarian aid, and an Israeli attack could stifle the deliveries of key supplies.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/israel-egypt-peace-treaty-hamas-war-rafah-46df917a975ed4c4f88d5de01a8508e0

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Egypt is threatening to void its decades-old peace treaty with Israel. What does that mean? (Original Post) Eugene Feb 12 OP
Message to Israel FarPoint Feb 12 #1
The line was crossed weeks ago. Lonestarblue Feb 12 #2
Ohhhh absolutely.... FarPoint Feb 12 #3
Maybe the Egyptians should be the ones to go fight Hamas in Rafah? Hieronymus Phact Feb 12 #4
Or Better Yet Deep State Witch Feb 12 #5
The Gaza Strip used to BE Egypt. Hieronymus Phact Feb 12 #6
Yep Deep State Witch Feb 12 #7

Lonestarblue

(9,656 posts)
2. The line was crossed weeks ago.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 09:43 AM
Feb 12

Palestinians and the government of Egypt know that it is Netanyahu’s goal to force Palestinians out of Gaza entirely and into Egypt, after which the IDF will fully occupy Gaza and Palestinians will never be allowed to return. Bibi is still betting that world leaders will do nothing to stop him. I hope he is wrong.

Deep State Witch

(10,244 posts)
5. Or Better Yet
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:29 AM
Feb 12

Allow the Palestinian refugees into Egypt? But no, they don't want them staying there permanently.

Deep State Witch

(10,244 posts)
7. Yep
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:09 PM
Feb 12

And the other Arab nations who cry about the "poor abused Palestinians" aren't stepping up to help. Except for Qatar. Mad props to them.

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