HAMAS DELEGATION HEADS TO EGYPT FOR RECONCILIATION DIALOGUE

GAZA, Palestine- A high ranking delegation, from the Islamic Hamas movement, headed to the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Wednesday, to hold talks with senior Egyptian officials, on the internal Palestinian reconciliation, and easing the Israeli siege, imposed on the Gaza Strip since 2007.

Fawzi Barhoum, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, said in an emailed press statement that, a Hamas delegation, which includes leaders from Gaza and abroad, is led by Deputy Chief of Hamas, Salleh Arouri.

He added that, the visit of the Hamas delegation was made, in accordance with an official Egyptian invitation.

“The delegation includes Musa Abu Marzooq, Khalil al-Hayya, Izat Resheg, Husam Badran and Rawhi Mushtaha,” said Bahroum, adding that, all of them are members in the Hamas politburo.

It is the first visit for a senior Hamas delegation to Cairo, since the last tension that flared in the Gaza Strip between Gaza militants and the Israeli army two weeks ago, which killed 14 Palestinians.

According to Barhoum, “the visit aims at promoting bilateral ties, ending the siege that has been imposed on the Gaza Strip for 12 years, and achieving a national unity, in accordance with the 2011 reconciliation agreement, signed in Cairo.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK