The head of Egyptian General Intelligence, Abbas Kamel, held a meeting, in Gaza, with Yahya Sinwar, head of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in Gaza, and a number of the movement’s leaders, regarding fixing the truce with Israel, and other major files, after meeting with Israeli and Palestinian officials in Jerusalem and Ramallah.
It is decided that the Egyptian security delegation will hold another meeting that includes the leaders of a number of Palestinian factions, and the discussions will focus on efforts to stabilize the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, discuss the issue of reconstruction, lift the siege, and other Palestinian files. Read also Above the Authority 235 – Who is required number one for Israel? What does Sisi want for Gaza?”Ambulance” .. Rescue vehicles utter the pain of Gaza during the war The four wars against Gaza .. What are the preludes, events, and outcomes in terms of martyrs and wounded?
Al-Hayya added that the Egyptian intelligence delegation will discuss bilateral relations and internal Palestinian affairs, in addition to the reconstruction process, lifting the siege and establishing a ceasefire
On Sunday, the Egyptian official met in Jerusalem, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and he also met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.
Cairo is throwing its weight in order to make a breakthrough in terms of those files, which prompted Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to assign this task to the intelligence chief.
Israel pays great attention to the issue of its captured soldiers in the Gaza Strip, and tries to link any progress in the reconstruction file with their release, while Hamas prefers to separate the two files, and the release of Israeli soldiers is conditional on the release of Tel Aviv of Palestinian prisoners in its prisons.
Hamas keeps 4 Israelis, including two soldiers who were captured during the war on Gaza in the summer of 2014 (without disclosing their fate or health status), while the other two entered the Strip in unclear circumstances during the past years.
On the other hand, Anadolu said that the Egyptian authorities intend to establish a residential city in Gaza as part of the reconstruction projects, noting that the intelligence chief will discuss its details with the Hamas
This is the first time that he has visited all of Gaza, since taking office in 2018.
His predecessor, Khaled Fawzy, visited Gaza in October 2017, as part of efforts to achieve Palestinian reconciliation and end the division.
The Palestinian issue is witnessing an active movement in the wake of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, as part of the efforts of the United States and regional mediators to install the ceasefire that began at dawn on Friday, May 21.
The Israeli missile attacks on the Gaza Strip, by land, air and sea, resulted in the death of 255 Palestinians, including 66 children, 39 women and 17 elderly people, in addition to the injury of more than 1948 of various injuries, 90 of which were classified as very serious.
On the other hand, Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh and his Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki will start an Arab tour that includes Jordan, Kuwait and Oman on Monday, and a source in the Palestinian Foreign Ministry confirmed that contacts are taking place with Qatari officials to include the Doha round as well.
The source in the Palestinian Foreign Ministry stated that the tour aims to stabilize the calm in the Gaza Strip and occupied Jerusalem, and to find steps to contribute to the reconstruction of the Strip, and to thank these countries for their support for the Palestinian cause.
Yesterday, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi held talks in Cairo that lasted for a few hours, in the first visit of an Israeli foreign minister to Egypt in 13 years, and Ashkenazi met his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry and a number of senior officials.
These moves came on the heels of a tour by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in the region last Wednesday and Thursday, which included Israel, the West Bank, Egypt and Jordan, during which he sought to install a ceasefire with the Palestinian factions, and to mobilize the international community to advance relief efforts in Gaza.