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Gaza exodus to Egypt would risk West Bank displacement to Jordan: Sisi

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Wednesday of the dangers of “forced displacement of Palestinians from Gaza into Egypt”, saying it would set a precedent for “the displacement of Palestinians from the West Bank into Jordan”.

Sisi, who has rejected calls to allow large numbers of refugees from Gaza into Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, said the goal of “the Palestinian state” would be “eradicated”.

“If it came to it, I could call on the Egyptian people to come out and express their rejection of this proposal, and you would see millions of Egyptians” in the street, he told reporters.


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