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Egypt rejects the resettlement of Palestinians in the Sinai Peninsula

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi said on Thursday that his country rejects the relocation of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip to the Sinai Peninsula.

"Egypt's position from the first moment has been to completely reject any relocation of Palestinians from their land in Sinai or anywhere else, in order to protect Palestinians from cleansing as well as to protect Egypt's national security" , al-Sissi declared.

Egypt has expressed concerns that the Israeli ground attack in Rafah would push hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to move to its territory, the Associated Press reports.

As a result, Egypt has threatened to suspend the country's decades-old peace treaty with Israel.

Israel has been conducting airstrikes almost daily in Rafah.

Israeli officials have vowed to expand the ground offensive against the militant group Hamas in the city of Rafah, despite calls for restraint, including from the United States.

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