Egypt condemned the Israeli attack on the city of Rafah, which resulted in Israeli taking control over the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing.

In a statement issued by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, it said that this dangerous escalation threatens the lives of more than a million citizens who depend on this crossing as the main lifeline of the Gaza Strip, and the safe outlet for the wounded and sick to exit to receive treatment, and for the entry of humanitarian and relief aid.

It called on the occupation authorities to exercise the utmost restraint and to avoid a policy of brinkmanship with long-term impact, which would threaten the fate of efforts made to reach a sustainable truce within the Gaza Strip.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry also called on all international parties to intervene and exert the necessary pressure to defuse the current crisis and allow diplomatic efforts to achieve their desired results.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon