Hamas and Egypt agree to strengthen the ceasefire in Gaza – Middle East Monitor


Hamas and Egypt agreed to strengthen the ongoing ceasefire between the Palestinian resistance and the Israeli occupation, Anadolu reported yesterday.

The intelligence service told an informed source that the two sides had also agreed to accelerate the reconstruction of Gaza, which was massively destroyed during the recent Israeli offensive in May.

A high-ranking Hamas delegation has been in Cairo since Sunday. They held talks with Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel and discussed several topics, the Hamas source said.

“Progress has been made on the ceasefire agreements, accelerating the reconstruction process and easing the blockade,” the source said Anadolu agency.

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According to the source, Egypt has pledged to take further steps to improve Gaza’s economic situation and allow goods to enter through the Rafah crossing.

Talks were also held on a possible prisoner exchange between the Palestinian resistance and Israel, but there was no significant progress.

The Gaza Strip, home to more than two million people, has been under a crippling Israeli siege since 2007.

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