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Palestinian factions call on Egypt to probe killing Palestinian on its borders

Palestinian factions have called on Egypt to open an investigation into the killing of a mentally-ill Palestinian at its borders last week, Quds Press reported on Monday.

During a meeting held in Gaza, the Palestinian factions expressed their sadness and sorrow regarding the killing of Ishaq Hassan after he crossed the Palestinian- Egyptian border by a few metres.

“The Palestinian factions called for Egypt to investigate Hassan’s killing and to bring the killer to the court in order to guarantee that such act is not repeated in the future,” Hamas Spokesman Ismail Ridwan told Quds Press.

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The meeting coincided with the seventh anniversary of the 2008/2009 Operation Cast Lead, during which more than 1,400 Palestinians were killed and over 5,000 were wounded.

Ridwan pointed out that during the meeting the Palestinian factions also decided to continue their support for the intifada until it achieves its goals.

They also discussed the difficult living situation in the Gaza Strip, stressing that the situation must be improved and the internal division must be ended.

Fatah took part in the meeting after a one-year boycott.

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