CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was praised by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for his special greeting for Israel’s energy minister on Monday during an international energy conference in Cairo.
El-Sisi was seen walking to the other side of the hall to welcome Israeli Minister of Energy Karin Elharar, who was seated on a wheelchair.
On Twitter, Bennett retweeted video footage of the moment, and wrote that he was “touched” by the gesture.
President al-Sisi, you’ve touched us all. https://t.co/1kYBZgznEx
— Naftali Bennett בנט (@naftalibennett) February 14, 2022
The salute was also praised by the Israeli embassy in Cairo, which tweeted saying the move by "Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is a step that deserves all appreciation and respect.”
The Twitter account known as Israel Arabic has also retweeted the footage, describing El-Sisi’s move as a “noble humanitarian stance.”
— إسرائيل بالعربية (@IsraelArabic) February 14, 2022