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Egypt 'rejects' any Israeli Rafah operation: Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has said that Egypt and European leaders had agreed to reject an Israeli military operation in Rafah.

Speaking in Cairo after signing a strategic partnership agreement with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Sisi said: "[An operation] would double the humanitarian catastrophe that civilians in the Gaza Strip are suffering from, in addition to the effects of that operation on liquidating the Palestinian cause, which Egypt outright rejects."