Hamas delegation set to visit Cairo for Gaza truce talks soon: Haniyeh to Egypt intelligence chief

Ahram Online , Thursday 2 May 2024

The Head of the General Intelligence Service (GIS) Abbas Kamel and the Chief of the Political Bureau of Hamas Ismail Haniyeh discussed on Thursday the ongoing talks to end the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt's Chief of General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel (L) and Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh. (R)


In a phone call, Haniyeh told Kamel that a Hamas delegation is set to visit Cairo soon for further ceasefire talks to reach an agreement to stop the Israeli war in Gaza.

According to a Hamas statement, Haniyeh reaffirmed to Kamel the group’s “positive spirit” towards the current ceasefire proposal.

Furthermore, he expressed his deep appreciation for the role played by Egypt, which, along with Qatar and the United States, is mediating the talks.

On Wednesday, Hamas requested Egyptian and Qatari mediators provide clear terms regarding the latest Israeli proposal for a ceasefire, an Egyptian source told the AP.

Early Thursday, the Egyptian TV channel Al-Qahera News reported that “positive progress” had been made in the mediation between Hamas and Israel to reach a ceasefire.

It added that a Hamas delegation would visit Cairo in two days to talk with Egyptian officials involved in mediation efforts.

Israel, whose brutal war on the Gaza Strip has continued for nearly seven months, faces growing international pressure to agree to a ceasefire in Gaza.

Since 7 October, the Israeli army has killed 34,596 Palestinians in Gaza and wounded 77,816 more, most of whom are women and children.

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