Hamas chief Ismail Haniya (R) meets members of the Egyptian delegation in Gaza - AFP
CAIRO – 2 October 2017: Palestinian Interior Ministry denied that the Egyptian security delegation visited the southern border of the Gaza Strip on Sunday, according to an official statement by the Interior Ministry.
The Egyptian security delegation arrived in Gaza on Sunday to inspect the security situation in the region, in light of the efforts exerted to achieve a conciliation deal between Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas.
The Egyptian security delegation is headed by Hazem Khairat, Egypt's ambassador to Israel, accompanied by generals Hamam Abu-Zeid and Sameh Kamel, according to the Palestinian Maan News Agency. They were received by the head Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh.
The delegation is set to oversee the execution of the Palestinian conciliation deal and the power transfer to the Palestinian unity government.
Hamas movement had announced on September 17 the dissolution of the administrative committee at the Gaza Strip, inviting the Government of National Reconciliation to assume its duties and hold general elections. The movement affirmed it would comply with the Social Reconciliation Accord signed with Fatah in 2011, in Cairo.