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Egyptian delegation tells Hamas Israel wants an end to demonstrations

Israeli forces attack Palestinians protesting at the Gaza border on 11 September 2018 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
Israeli forces attack Palestinians protesting at the Gaza border on 11 September 2018 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

The Israeli news website Wallah revealed yesterday that the Egyptian delegation which visited Gaza on Saturday passed a message from Israel to Hamas, Al-Wattan Voice reported.

The Egyptians, the news website said, told Hamas that Israel is asking for an end to the demonstrations taking place near the fence along the eastern side of the Gaza Strip and to halt flying incendiary balloons.

According to the Israeli website the Egyptian intelligence delegation met with the Hamas leadership in Gaza and passed on the Israeli demands.

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The meeting, the website said, concentrated on the issues of truce and reconciliation, noting that the Egyptians presented a new proposal regarding reconciliation.

The Israeli news website reported Israeli estimations that Hamas would expand the demonstrations, pushing Israel to put more pressure on Egypt and the Palestinian Authority in order to lift the siege and the punitive measures imposed on Gaza.

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