Hamas leadership, led by head of the movement’s politburo Ismail Haniyeh and its chief in Gaza Yehya al-Sinwar along with a number of other officials, received Sunday Egyptian intelligence delegation, headed by Gen. Ahmad Abdel Khaleq, in charge of Palestinian affairs in Egypt’s General Intelligence Directorate.
Held in Hamas office in Gaza, the meeting addressed the strategy to improve bilateral relations to serve the joint interests of both Egypt and the Palestinian people, especially Gaza’s residents.
Hamas, in turn, reiterated its constant stance towards establishing strategic relations with Egypt, highlighting the importance of the Egyptian role in the region.
Both sides discussed the possible ways to alleviate the Palestinian suffering and the efforts exerted to break the Israeli siege on Gaza and to restore national unity.
Hamas leadership reiterated the importance of Egypt’s efforts in this regard, calling for intensifying such efforts.
Hamas condemned the lethal and barbaric force used by Israeli occupation forces against the Great Return March protesters, warning that such demeanor would escalate the situation and cause tensions in the region.
The Palestinian resistance movement reaffirmed that it is ready to restructure the Palestinian political system based on partnership to guarantee the participation of all national factions in such a system.
As the work mechanisms in Rafah crossing were discussed during the meeting, Hamas reiterated the necessity to facilities the travel in and out of Gaza and resolve the issue of Palestinians banned from traveling via the border crossing with Egypt.
It is worth noting that the Egyptian delegation visited the border area between Gaza and Egypt to monitor the situation there.