Hamas delegation to meet with Egyptian chief of intel

The Palestinian media reported that Cairo clarified to Hamas, that as soon as it receives a response concerning the truce, talks will be launched with the aim of setting a mechanism to open Rafah crossing.

Hamas delegation to meet with Egyptian chief of intel
KUNA reported chief of the Egyptian intelligence agency Omar Sulaiman meets in Cairo on Sunday with a Hamas delegation, to review the Israeli response to an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire proposal for Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian media reported that Cairo clarified to Hamas, that as soon as it receives a response concerning the truce, talks will be launched with the aim of setting a mechanism to open Rafah crossing.

Yesterday, Israel announced that it expected to receive the Palestinian response within days, concerning its conditions of the ceasefire.

A Palestinian delegation arrived in Cairo yesterday from Syria -- headed by Mussa Abu Marzouq, deputy head of Hamas' political bureau.

The delegation will hold talks with Egyptian officials to find ways to implement the ceasefire with Israel.

Hamas calls for the end of the Israeli seizure and the opening of the crossings which connect Gaza Strip with the world, under the framework of the promised ceasefire.

Israeli official, Amos Gilad, who participated in the talks, and visited Cairo last week to discuss the Egyptian initiative, announced, "the stop of Palestinian fighters' action in Gaza, and the stop of flow of weapons to Gaza Strip are the top conditions of this truce."

Gilad added in statements to the Israeli radio, "Another key condition is that progress be made towards the release of soldier Gilad Shalit."

Meanwhile, Sulaiman has reportedly convinced Israel not to link the release of Shalit with the ceasefire.


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