The Palestinian Authority (PA) denied reports that Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi proposed the establishment of a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip and parts of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Safa news agency reported yesterday.
Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, told the PA’s official news agency Wafa that Abbas and Al-Sisi “spare no efforts to establish the independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the 1967 borders.”
He added that Abbas is keen to maintain the unity of the Egyptian lands and has previously rejected a similar proposal made by the Israeli Major General Giora Eiland.
He stressed that this “false” news was reported by the Israeli media. He called on the media to be cautious and responsible when they report news from Israeli sources.