In light of reports that the US will ask Egypt to concede part of Sinai to create a Palestinian state, Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh stressed yesterday that no part of Sinai would be part of Palestine.
Haniyeh stressed that Gaza would expand in the north, but not in the south, towards Sinai.
Meanwhile, he hailed the “victory” of the Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails as the Israeli occupation authorities agreed to their demands.
After eight days, the Palestinian detainees in the Israeli jails ended on Monday their open-ended hunger strike after the Israeli occupation agreed on their demands.
Haniyeh noted that the Israeli occupation used the “most painful fist” against the Palestinian detainees, specifically in Negev and Ramon Prisons, beating and wounding dozens of them.
“We made it clear that no continuous understandings can be reached unless the issue of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails is resolved,” Haniyeh said regarding mediation talks between the movement and Israel which are being mediated by Egypt.
“We asked Egypt to tell the occupation to end all sanctions imposed by the Israeli Prison Service, remove the jamming devices, offer good living conditions to the prisoners, allow their families to visit them and install landlines inside prisons.”