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Month: November 2023

Israel-Palestine war: Riled by Israel’s Gaza plans, Egypt pushes back

By Sean Matthews Published in Middle East Eye on 6 November 2023 Egypt is telling the US that Israel’s stated goal to remove Hamas from governing the Gaza Strip is an unrealistic war aim, according to sources familiar with the matter. The warnings are being delivered regularly by Egyptian officials as Cairo rebuffs US overtures to take on a potential future security role in the besieged enclave and Israeli calls to accept a forced displacement of Palestinians. The warnings underscore Egypt’s desire for a speedy end to the war raging across its border, but also how Cairo has staked out…

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