Gaza resistance group heads to Cairo for meetings

A delegation from Gaza’s National Resistance Brigades left for Gaza on Thursday, officials from the group told Ma’an, where they said meetings would take place with the new Egyptian leadership.

Secretary-General of the brigades Abu Qasem Dughmush, which act as the armed wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said he and a delegation arrived in Cairo, on invitation from Egyptian officials.

Dughmush was lined up to discuss “the latest developments in the region,” with Egypt’s political leaders and other officials, brigades spokesman Kahlid Al-Azyat said, without specifying names or titles.

Al-Azyat said the issue of an Israeli attack on Gaza, and Palestinian reconciliation efforts, which Egypt has historically mediated.

It remains unclear what role the new Egyptian leadership will have in any unity talks, following the February ouster of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the replacing of most of his key staff.

Palestinians have also called on the new government to open the Rafah crossing, the sole border point between Gaza and Egypt, and the only terminal not controlled by Israel, and therefore subject to that country’s blockade.

( / 17.04.2011)

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