Hamas delegation arrives in Cairo for reconciliation talks 

PNN/ Cairo/

A delegation from the Gaza ruling party, Hamas movement  arrived on Tuesday evening in Cairo to consult Egyptian officials on several issues.

The delegation, lead by  deputy head of the movement’s political bureau,  Saleh al-Arouri, also includes the movement’s deputy head in the Gaza Strip Khalil al-Hayya, member of the political bureau, and Rawhi Mushtahe, who left the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing.

On Sunday as well, a senior Fatah delegation headed by Azzam al-Ahmned arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian intelligence officials on Egypt’s latest proposal to end the Hamas-Fatah division. On Monday, the delegation had a long meeting with the Egyptian Chief of Intelligence, Abbas Kamel, and presented him with the Palestinian leadership’s stance on Palestinian reconciliation and ending the division.

The delegation explained in detail the clear vision and stance of the Palestinian leadership adopted on October 21 of last year to end the division and achieve national unity.

To his part, Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah said that the Palestinian leadership cherished Egypt’s efforts in advancing reconciliation.

Hamdallah stressed confidence in the Egyptian government’s move to save Jerusalem and face ongoing attempts to change its reality and obliterate its identity and protect the Palestinian people from the oppression and tyranny of the occupation.

This came during his speech on the Egyptian National Day, the anniversary of the July revolution, in the presence of the Egyptian Ambassador to Palestine Essam al-Din Ashour, a number of ministers and members of the Executive Committees of the PLO and the Central Committee of Fatah movement, and representatives of diplomatic missions and official figures, national and religious.