Egypt Today reported that during discussions with US Senators, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reasserted Egypt’s stance rejecting all forms of allowing non-combatants to leave Gaza.

Shoukry also reaffirmed “support to the U.S. administration’s statements against the liquidation of the Palestinian Cause and further escalation that risks the expansion of the conflict.”

GazaPassage is working to ensure Egypt and other nations and organizations around the world help non-combatants leave Gaza for humanitarian purposes.

During his Washington visit, Shoukry met Senator Chris Coons, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations (SFOPS); Senator Ted Cruz, member of the Foreign Relations Committee; Senator Marco Rubio, vice chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, senior member of the Committee on Foreign Relations, and member of the Committee on Appropriations and Special Committee on Aging; Senator Ben Cardin, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee; and, Senator Lindsey Graham.

Earlier, Egypt is reported to have begun constructing a wall at the Rafah border crossing to prevent people leaving Gaza.

Despite its public protestations, Egypt has allowed non-combatants to leave Gaza.