Hamas Hosts Egyptian Delegation to Advance Palestinian Unity Talks

Visiting Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya talks to reporters at a press conference at Doha International Airport before his departure on Sunday, Dec 3, 2006. (AP Photo/Hamid Jalaludin)
AP/Hamid Jalaludin

The Times of Israel reports: A group of Hamas leaders met with an Egyptian security delegation in the Gaza Strip to discuss Cairo’s efforts to advance Palestinian reconciliation Saturday.

The sides discussed Egypt’s bid to end a long-simmering feud between the Hamas terror group, which controls Gaza, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party, which has dominance in the West Bank, according to a Hamas statement.

The parties also held a “deep conversation about ways to end the siege on the Gaza Strip and alleviate the suffering of our people” in the coastal enclave, the Hamas statement added.

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