by Aly Jonas

The capture of the Rafah crossing: a violation of the peace agreement for Egypt?

La prise du terminal de Rafah : une violation de l'accord de paix pour l'Égypte ?

The announcement by Israeli authorities of the deployment of a tank brigade in the Egyptian-controlled area of ​​Rafah is raising concerns about a possible violation of the 1979 peace agreement between Israel and Egypt.

This border crossing is of vital importance as the main crossing point for the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip and for the exit of residents seeking to flee to Egypt.

Unfortunately, this takeover by the Israeli occupying army was only possible at the cost of the deaths of countless Palestinian civilians, in a region where around 1.2 million Palestinians still reside, the majority deported by the Israeli colonial army.

The IDF initiated an operation to deport thousands of people from Rafah, intensifying its offensive in the south of the city, just before new talks in Cairo to discuss a possible truce agreement with Hamas.

Hamas had previously indicated its acceptance of a ceasefire proposal, the details of which remain to be clarified. However, this announcement was greeted with scenes of joy in Rafah.

Despite international condemnations, notably from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the World Health Organization, qualifying - at a minimum - the evacuation order as "inhumane" and emphasizing that this "will aggravate the suffering" of the inhabitants of Gaza, Israel, still deaf, continues its offensive with as much firmness and arrogance.