Hamas: Egyptian authorities offer to open Rafah crossing

A leading figure in the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas said on Monday that the Egyptian authorities have “promised to open the Rafah crossing and improve procedures for crossing.”

Mahmoud Al-Zahar also said the Supreme Council of Armed Forces has assigned a military representative to discuss the details of the crossing re-opening.

“Hamas would never tamper with Egyptian national security,” he said. “Accusations that we were behind the Alexandria church blast were proven false.”

Al-Zahar, who is currently visiting Cairo, said he will ask the Egyptian foreign minister to determine the number of Palestinians detained in Egyptian prisons in preparation for negotiating their release.

“We are here to explain our stance on internal Palestinian discord and try to resolve it,” he added.

(www.almasryalyoum.com / 28.03.2011)

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