Inside Egypt

War on Gaza: Complicated by Egypt?

Cairo has defended its initiative on Gaza, insisting it gained international support.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2014 21:22
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Rejected by Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups, Egypt this week said that the ceasefire initiative provides a chance to end fighting and remove the blockade on Gaza.

It also works on achieving the demands made by Palestinians in Gaza.

The US threw its support behind the Egyptian move. On Tuesday, Secretary of State John kerry said the initiative is the framework to end fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Cairo has been at the centre of most of the diplomatic efforts to end the war in Gaza. the UN Secretary General and a number of foreign ministers held talks with the Egyptian leadership on how to end what is happening in Gaza.

For years, Cairo has been crucial in all truces and agreements between the Palestinians and Israel. But can it play the same role this time around? And is a deal possible without Egypt?

Presenter: Mike Hanna


Sarah Eltantawi, assistant professor of comparative religion at Evergreen State College.

Graeme Bannerman, scholar at the Middle East Institute and former Middle East Analyst at the State Department. 


Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.
join our mailing list