The detainees could be used as a bargaining chip if the government comes under pressure from the new US administration, a human-rights official said.
The Egyptian president said that Cairo will continue its efforts to end the dispute between Abbas’s ruling Fatah faction and Hamas.
In the future, a bilateral meeting is planned between the economic delegations of Israel and Egypt.
Man sets himself ablaze in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to protest corruption
People who have survived into old age should not be ignored or discarded.
Sisi warned last week that Egypt would not stand idle if there was a threat to national security in Egypt and its western neighbor, Libya.
Turkey is involved in Libya since November 2019 when it signed an energy deal with the GNA. It then sent drones to Libya and sought to push back the LNA.
"Be prepared to carry out any mission, here inside our borders - or if necessary, outside our borders," he told several air force pilots and special forces personnel at the base.
The statement came three days after the military said 10 personnel were killed or wounded in an attack near Bir al-Abd in North Sinai. Islamic State claimed the attack.
Last week, protests broke out in central Cairo and other cities following calls for demonstrations against alleged graft and waste by Sisi and the powerful military, accusations Sisi denies.