President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi dispatched Sunday a delegation led by the chief of General Intelligence to hold talks with the Israeli prime minister on stabilizing the ceasefire with Palestinians, and recent developments on Palestinian scene.
The delegation will also examine ways of achieving comprehensive pacification in Gaza Strip and the West Bank as well as reconstruction in the former. Egyptian intelligence officials will also deliver President Sisi's assertion that all measures necessary to inhibit the reoccurrence of escalation between the Palestinians and the Israelis must be taken.
On May 7, clashes began between Israeli forces in the West Bank and Jerusalem and civilians as the latter were protesting forced displacement, particularly from Sheikh Jarrah in Eastern Jerusalem, and assaults on worshippers in Al Aqsa Mosque. And, on May 10-20, Israel shelled and carried out airstrikes against Gaza Strip. The violence and aggression across Palestinian territories incurred 243 deaths, including 66 children, and 6,039 injuries, as reported by the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA).
In Gaza Strip where most deaths occurred, injuries stood at 1,910. In the West Bank, 441 Palestinian protesters were shot with live rounds, and 172 were shot with rubber-coated bullets among other injuries caused by tear gas, and beating up. As for Palestinians who got detained in Jerusalem and the West Bank, the figure is 850.