Gaza, 2 Jumadil Akhir 1437/11 Maret 2016 (MINA) – Hamas is sending a delegation to Cairo next week to meet with Egyptian intelligence officials, a senior official revealed.
“The Hamas delegation will be headed by Hamas Deputy Head of the Political Bureau Moussa Abu Marzouk, as well as other Hamas leaders who live outside the Gaza Strip,” said the official, who requested anonymity.
Egypt has not permitted Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip to attend, the source added, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
According to the official, the delegation will meet to discuss accusations that Hamas was involved in the assassination of Egypt’s Chief Prosecutor Hisham Barakat. Barakat was killed by a car bomb last June.
This week, suspects in the Barakat assassination case are said to have admitted that they were trained for six weeks by Hamas members in Gaza.
In earlier comments to the news site, Khalil al- Hayyeh, a member of Hamas’ political bureau, described the Egyptian accusations as “null and void”, adding that this constituted a negative step in relations between Hamas and Egypt.(T/P008/R07)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)