Hamas denies Egypt pressured Hamas to stop rocket attacks on Israel

At meetings in Cairo with representatives of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Egypt warned, according to Al Arabiya, that it would stop supporting ceasefire agreements between the terrorist groups and Israel if Hamas does not stop firing rockets against Israel. The country also said it was working on a long-term agreement between Israel and Gaza.

At the same time, Egypt warned the Gaza terrorist group against participating in a proxy war in support of Hezbollah and Iran against Israel. The country is also working on a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas that would allow relief supplies to enter the Gaza Strip.

Al Hadath said Hamas informed Egypt that there were parties trying to thwart the ceasefire agreement.

During the meeting, Egypt also pledged to support new measures soon to ease pressure on Gaza and urged Israel to abide by the current agreements and urged Hamas to sign a written declaration stating that it would too Will adhere to the current agreement.

Suhail al-Hindi, a member of Hamas’s political branch, denied that Egypt warned Hamas not to join a proxy war with Hezbollah and Iran or to stop funding a ceasefire agreement with Israel if the rocket fire against Israel were not stopped said the Palestinian news agency Sawa.

“The reports of Egypt that are sending threatening messages to Hamas are untrue,” said al-Hindi. As a sister country, Egypt would “not threaten Hamas or send threatening messages from the occupation,” said the Hamas official.

The delegation’s visit to Cairo is part of the bilateral relations between Egypt and the Palestinians in Gaza, said al-Hindi, stressing the value of cooperation and relations between the two peoples.

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The Hamas official also stated that the delegation’s visit was intended to address the lifting of the siege of Gaza and the suffering of the Palestinian people and “had no other meaning”. The meetings should also “target Israeli attacks.” [the Palestinian] People and their holy places, “said Sawa.

An Egyptian delegation arrived in Gaza in July to prevent the violence from escalating. They were briefed by Hamas leaders on the slow implementation by Israel of the ceasefire agreements reached earlier this year under the auspices of Egypt and the United Nations.

Hamas said its leaders had provided Egyptian officials with a “detailed briefing on the Israeli enemy’s violations of the Gaza Strip and its indulgence in Gaza implementation.” [ceasefire] Understanding.”

The statement said that Hamas leaders stressed during talks with the Egyptians that Israel understands that Gaza-based groups will accept nothing but lifting the blockade on the Hamas-controlled coastal enclave.

Hani al-Thawabta, a senior official in the PLO’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said on Saturday that Egyptian intelligence officials had told Hamas leaders that Israel was offering a range of measures to ease restrictions in the Gaza Strip.

The measures, he told the Palestinian daily Al-Quds, include the delivery of medicines and medical aid to the Gaza Strip, as well as the return of more fishing boats that have been confiscated by the IDF in recent years.

In addition, Thawabta said, Israel has offered to increase the number of entry permits for traders and workers from 3,500 to 5,000.

Anna Ahronheim, Khaled Abu Toameh and Ezra Taylor contributed to this report.

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