Egypt resumes shuttle diplomacy for Gaza truce

By Nour Abu Aisha

GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA) – A delegation from Egypt’s intelligence service arrived in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to continue talks with Hamas leaders on inter-Palestinian reconciliation and truce with Israel.

The delegation crossed into Gaza via the Erez crossing, a Palestinian security source told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to media.

The Egyptian delegation has been holding a shuttle diplomacy between the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Israel for weeks, during which they are meeting with officials of Hamas, rival group Fatah and the Israeli government.

The talks are taking part with a view to reaching a truce between Hamas and Israel and achieving Palestinian reconciliation between the Palestinian rivals.

Tuesday’s visit is the fourth by the Egyptian delegation to Gaza within two weeks.

The visit comes a few days after a short fight between Palestinian group The Islamic Jihad and the Israeli army.