Journalist Abdel Nasser Salameh stressed that Egypt plays a commendable role that should be commended, as it plays the role of mediator between the Palestinians and the Israelis, commissioned by the US administration, which classifies the Palestinian resistance movements as terrorist movements, and therefore mandates other parties to negotiate with them and play the role of mediator.
He added in an interview on Al Jazeera Mubasher that the confrontations in the Palestinian territories in the recent period were the cause of the current political momentum, and that he feared that this momentum would be extinguished after a while or as soon as there were obstacles, particularly at the level of the US administration.
On whether Egypt had regained its regional role, Nasser recalled a saying of the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat when he said that 99.9% of the negotiation cards are in the hands of the United States of America.
He added that Egypt will continue to play a strong role with regard to the Palestinian issue as long as the United States wants to do so or as long as it wants to find a solution to the Palestinian issue, he said.
He continued, “What happened in the last days of confrontations and the arrival of the resistance’s missiles into the heart of Israel led to a change in the internal situation in Israel as well as in the United States and Europe, and this change represented the need to find a solution to this issue.”
And he added, “Before these confrontations, there was talk about the state of Palestine on the land before 1967, and now the talk has become about historic Palestine, after all Israeli cities became within the reach of the Palestinian resistance’s missiles.”
He added, “I expect that as soon as the Netanyahu era ends, the new government will realize that Israel cannot live in security in such situations, and therefore a solution must be sought, just as the Americans are looking for Israel for a solution as well.”