Report: Egypt: J'lem using escalation against statehood bid

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 21, 2011 13:35

Egyptian Ambassador to the Palestinian Authority Yasser Othman told the Voice of Palestine radio station Sunday that Israel is using the escalation in the Gaza Strip to complicate the PA's bid for statehood in the United Nations next month, Israel Radio reported.

The Egyptian ambassador added that Israeli operations in Gaza were also complicating Cairo's efforts to stabilize the Sinai Peninsula, according to the report.


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