Egyptian officials threaten to cancel 1978 Camp David Accords if US doesn’t pressure Israel

Egyptian officials threaten to cancel 1978 Camp David Accords if US doesn’t pressure Israel

Egyptian officials informed US Center Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William Burns, who was on a visit to Egypt, that the United States must exert serious pressure on Israel to push it to end its operation in the Palestinian Rafah and return to negotiations seriously. Otherwise, Egypt will work to cancel the Camp David Accord, Israeli newspaper Maariv reported on Friday.

The newspaper added that following heightened media pressure from Egyptian agencies calling for the cancellation of the Camp David Accords, Israeli officials initiated contact with their Egyptian counterparts to ascertain the nature, extent, and significance of these demands.

Furthermore, it was conveyed that the Egyptian side informed the Americans that the threat to terminate the agreement is part of Egyptian leverage on Israel, and that the agreement will not be fundamentally affected.

Maariv also reported that Egypt, for the first time since the beginning of the conflict, instructed aid truck drivers to vacate the Rafah crossing area from the Egyptian side, while concurrently bolstering security measures there possibly due to concerns over deteriorating security conditions in the border region.

Days ago, Egypt warned of the dangers of a Zionist military operation in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, within the ongoing Zionist aggression on the Strip for about seven months.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that “any military operation in Rafah as “an escalatory act”, calling on “Israel” to avoid escalation “at this sensitive time” in the negotiations for a ceasefire.