Situation in West Bank could spiral out of control, Egypt warns
Israeli media says Egyptian officials warned that the situation in the West Bank could head toward an escalation if "Tel Aviv" continues carrying out military operations.
Egyptian officials warned the Israeli occupation against carrying out "military operations" in the occupied West Bank, as it could lead to an "explosion" in the situation there, Israeli public broadcaster KAN said on Sunday.
"In Egypt, they have been worried about an escalation in the West Bank over the past few days," KAN reported.
"Egyptian officials warned Israel that the situation could spiral out of control, and they criticized Tel Aviv for its action," the Israeli channel added.
The situation between "Tel Aviv" and Cairo has been tense as of late due to disputes about the mediated end of the Israeli aggression on Gaza.
On Thursday, KAN political affairs Gilly Cohen revealed that the Israeli occupation forces were "very concerned" about the growing frustration and volatile situation within Palestinian cities.
Israeli Haaretz newspaper had reported that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asked Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid to rein in the tensions in the West Bank to prevent another confrontation from happening with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
There was barely any mention of the tensions between "Tel Aviv" and Cairo in Egyptian media, with no official nor unofficial comments from Egypt in other media, the same newspaper said earlier. Consequently, they had to do with reports from "Israel" and quotes from [Security] Minister Benny Gantz.
The Egyptian officials that spoke to KAN criticized, according to the channel, the Israeli occupation's behavior, and believe that the increase of Israeli activity in the West Bank was "embarrassing the Palestinian Authority and undermining it even further."
"The Egyptian officials also warned that if the situation continues as is in the West Bank, Israel will face chaos in the Palestinian territories," the Israeli broadcaster said.
Contrary to requests made by Cairo, the Israeli occupation assassinated two senior PIJ members in the Gaza Strip earlier in the month and refused to liberate Palestinian detainees Bassem Al-Saadi and Khalil Awawdeh despite pledges to do so. The Israeli occupation also downed an Egyptian UAV over Sinai in June, sparking heavy tensions between the two.
Haaretz said every time Cairo is asked to mediate between the Palestinian Resistance and the Israeli occupation, its diplomatic abilities are "put to the test."
The Israeli occupation began on August 5 aggression on the Gaza Strip, and Al-Quds Brigades announced that Tayseer Al-Jaabari, a military commander in the northern Gaza Strip, had been martyred.
Consequently, Al-Quds Brigades launched an operation in response to the Israeli occupation's aggression on the Gaza Strip, by launching salvoes of rockets toward the occupied Palestinian territories.
The latest death toll shows that around 49 Palestinians were martyred and 311 others were wounded.
"Israel" fears an uprising
Israeli media reported last week that the occupation was preparing to use UAVs in its military operations in the West Bank, which have seen an uptick since March.
The West Bank is undergoing a turbulent time amid Israeli concerns about an Intifada (uprising) carried out by the Palestinian youth, a Yedioth Ehronoth report said.
"What we have seen during the past few months in the West Bank is another kind of Intifada, different from the 80s intifada and the 2000 intifada, and it is distinguished by violence against the army," Israeli media said.