The Palestinian Prime Minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, has started his foreign tour by holding talks with Egypt’s Intelligence Minister Morad Mowafi, the Arab League Secretary General Nabil El Arabi, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badei.
According to the head of the Cairo-based Palestinian Studies Centre, Ibrahim Al Darrawi, Mr Haniyeh outlined his cabinet’s vision of the Arab Spring’s implications for the Palestine Question and the Resistance. He was expected to thank Cairo for its role in the prisoner exchange deal with the Israeli occupation, as well as the Palestinian reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah. The Prime Minister also thanked the people of the Arab and Muslim world for their support for the resistance of the Palestinians against Israel’s occupation and the siege of the Gaza Strip.
Darrawi added that Haniyeh’s visit to Cairo came on the third anniversary of the Israeli war on Gaza. The then Israeli Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, announced the launch of the war formally during a visit to Cairo.
Egypt is the first stage of a tour which will take Prime Minister Haniyeh across the Arab and Muslim world; the Palestinian leader is set to visit Sudan and Tunisia, as well as Qatar and Turkey.