October 11, 2023 Meet the Press NOW | NBC News NOW – As the possibility of a two-front war between looms, Clint Watts explains where refugees might go if Israel launches a ground offensive in Gaza — and whether Egypt might accept them.
October 13, 2023 – Thousands of people have been fleeing to the southern half of Gaza before an expected ground invasion of the blockaded strip. Many of almost half of Gaza’s 2.3 million trapped civilians began to leave northern Gaza after the Israeli army issued mass evacuation orders in the early hours of Friday. Israel’s order to get out came six days after an unprecedented attack by Hamas gunmen early on Saturday, on a Jewish holiday.
October 18, 2023 – Thousands of people trapped in Gaza are desperately trying to flee through the Rafah crossing into Egypt, but Egypt is not allowing refugees in and not yet allowing humanitarian aid into Gaza. CBS News foreign correspondent Chris Livesay reports on the situation there.
October 19, 2023 – Why Egypt and other Arab countries are unwilling to take in Palestinian refugees from Gaza even As desperate Palestinians in sealed-off Gaza try to find refuge under Israel’s relentless bombardment in retaliation for Hamas’ brutal Oct. 7 attack. The question that some ask is why neighboring Egypt and Jordan don’t take them in? The two countries, which flank Israel on opposite sides and share borders with Gaza and the occupied West Bank, respectively, have replied with a staunch refusal.
Jordan already has a large Palestinian population. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi made his toughest remarks yet on Wednesday, saying the current war was not just aimed at fighting Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, “but also an attempt to push the civilian inhabitants to … migrate to Egypt.” He warned this could wreck peace in the region. Jordan’s King Abdullah II gave a similar message a day earlier, saying, “No refugees in Jordan, no refugees in Egypt.” Their refusal is rooted in fear that Israel wants to force a permanent expulsion of Palestinians into their countries and nullify Palestinian demands for statehood.
October 21, 2023 – The Israel-Hamas war rages on, even as thousands are dead and millions face displacement. Jordan and Egypt, two nations on Israel’s two flanks have refused Palestinian refugees even as they call for a ceasefire. Egypt President Fattah el-Sisi claimed that Israel’s aim was not to just fight Hamas but also ‘push civilians to migrate.’ Jordan’s King Abdullah II has also refused with a strong “No refugees in Jordan, no refugees in Egypt” message. Watch the video to find out more.
October 30, 2023 – FOX News’ Trey Yingst reports the latest on the Israel-Hamas war and the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
November 1, 2023 – Despite having a border with Gaza, Egypt is current building an even bigger border wall and refuses to accept any Palestinian refugees. Here’s why.