Egypt’s intelligence chief heads to Gaza to meet Palestinian factions

Ahram Online , Monday 31 May 2021

Attending the meetings with Kamel are ministers from the Palestinian Authority

Abbas Kamel
Head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service (GIS) Abbas Kamel. File photo

Head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service (GIS) Abbas Kamel visited the Gaza Strip on Monday to hold meetings with Palestinian factions, the state-owned news agency MENA reported.

Attending the meetings with Kamel are ministers from the Palestinian Authority.

Kamel, heading a security delegation, left for Israel and the Palestinian territories on Sunday to discuss means for the Egypt-brokered ceasefire in Gaza to hold.

During his visit, he held talks with Chairman of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his Defence Minister Benny Gantz.

Egypt brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, which came into effect on 21 May, ending 11 days of Israeli aggression on the enclave.

The Israeli bombing campaign left more than 250 Palestinians dead, hundreds injured and homeless, while tens of residential and commercial buildings were demolished by Israeli air strikes.

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