RAMALLAH, Palestine: Egypt has the right to take all necessary measures within its territory to protect its national security and borders, said Egyptian ambassador to Palestine Yasser Ottoman on Thursday.
In a press statement on MENA, Ottoman said that the statements made Tuesday by Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy had been very clear to this end. Egypt must protect its internal security and prevent any attempts meant to compromise its stability.
Ottoman added that such an approach does not contradict Egypt’s support for the Palestinian people, including the residents of the Gaza Strip, and he expressed his country’s commitment to end the current blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip.
Several media channels and newspapers close to Hamas commented on Fahmy’s recent statements, describing them as an implicit threat against Gaza from the Egyptian military.