Sisi Egypt Ready To Send Forces in Palestine State
ROME – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he was ready to send later forces in a future Palestinian state to help stabilize, in agreement with Israel and the Palestinian Authority, in an interview with Corriere della Sera.
The head of the state, which began on Monday a tour of Italy and France, and will meet with Pope Francis, Sunday gave his first interview to a Western newspaper, in which he discusses in detail including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Libya.
We are ready to send military forces inside of a Palestinian state. We would help the local police and the Israelis rassurerions our role as guarantor. Not forever, of course. For the time necessary to restore confidence.
But first there must be a Palestinian state which send troops, “said president of the largest Arab country.
He recalled that he “will take time to restore confidence, but is this not what happened with Israel after we made peace (by the 1979 peace treaty following the Camp David Accords).
This proposal to send forces, I have spoken at length with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and also “with Abu Mazen, President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas, he assured.
Citing Islamist terrorism that is growing especially in Sinai, he says that the organization Islamic State (EI) is only one side of the same coin” a terrorist “who has so many faces. He calls on Europeans to “common security, the common fight against terrorism.
If it is not common, it does not work. I will also talk with the Pope, especially regarding the security of religious minorities, Christians in the head, he adds.
On Libya “of chaos” and where are beginning to create extremely dangerous jihadist bases, “the international community must make a clear choice and collectively for the Libyan national army and no one other.
Aid, equipment, training must reach to her exclusively, Mr. al-Sissi, ensuring that Egypt has not conducted military intervention and does not “in this neighboring country.