RAMALLAH: The landslide victory achieved by Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi in the Egyptian presidential election has revived the hopes of many Palestinians that his win could help them establish an independent, viable Palestinian state.
“Riding on the major wave of popularity, Sisi will play a key role in supporting the Palestinian issue,” Osama Qawasmi, Fatah spokesman, told MENA.
“Egypt’s new president has already asserted that no peace can be achieved without a Palestinian state,” he said.
Mustafa Barghouti, an independent Palestinian politician who took part in the reconciliation talks, said Palestinians expected the new Egyptian president would support their case and boost Egypt’s role in the region.
“The more Egypt is stronger, the more Palestine is stronger,” he said.
He hoped Egypt will help in resolving outstanding Palestinian issues topped by the Rafah border crossing.