The leaders of Egypt’s two religions, Christianity and Islam, are calling for an end to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis.
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed Al-Tayeb, called on the peoples and leaders of the world to support the peaceful and oppressed Palestinian people in their legitimate and just cause to regain their rights, their land and their sanctuaries.
In a post on social media, the leader of the Muslims of Egypt stressed, among other things: “Stop the killings. Leave silence and ‘double standards’ aside if you are really working for peace,” he said in his address to the world’s leaders and peoples.
On its part, the Coptic Orthodox Church also condemned the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.
Egypt’s Coptic leader, Pope Tawandros II, condemned in a statement today the Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip, calling on all parties to sit around the negotiating table to end the bloodshed.
At the same time, in a statement, the Coptic Church welcomed the key role that Egypt played in supporting the Palestinians, especially the opening of Egyptian hospitals for the treatment of those injured in the Gaza Strip while underlining Egypt’s political efforts to Palestinians-Israelis in order to find a political solution that safeguards the rights of the Palestinians and the peacebuilding process.