Al-Nakhalah to Meet Egyptian Officials in Cairo
The Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement, Ziyad Al-Nakhalah, met with Egyptian officials in Cairo.
Al-Mayadeen sources reported on Wednesday that the Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement Ziyad al-Nakhalah will visit Cairo and meet with Egyptian officials after a formal invitation. He will also meet with the head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service, Minister Abbas Kamel.
The sources added that the Egyptian invitation of Nakhalah was due to the prisoner's victory and the recent confrontations in the prisons and the West Bank.
According to the sources, "several files are likely to be discussed, including the situation in Gaza, as well as the concerns of prisoners and administrative detainees on hunger strike, the escalation of aggression in al-Quds and the West Bank, and the internal Palestinian file."
In a related context, Al-Nakhalah stated that the ending of the siege in Gaza is not a favor from anyone, nor is it a matter for negotiation or political blackmail.
On the 26th anniversary of the martyrdom of Fathi Shaqaqi, Al-Nakhalah stressed that the responsibility to reconstruct what was destroyed by the occupation lies in the hands of the countries who normalized or aspire to normalize relations with "Israel".
Friday morning, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad issued a statement announcing the end of the open hunger strike 9 days after its start, confirmed by Qadura Fares, the chair of the Palestinian Prisoners Club.
In a press statement, the Council announced that it conducted difficult and complex negotiations under pressure, and was able to accomplish most of the goals of the strike.
Earlier, Hamas pledged to uphold the calm in the Gaza Strip as long as the Israeli occupation maintains it. "Consolidating the calm is part of the agreement to establish the mutual ceasefire," Hamas said.
Hamas also underscored freedom of movement in the so-called buffer zone along the Gaza Strip's borders.
The movement also gave the Egyptian intelligence the roadmap for the prisoner exchange deal with the Israeli occupation, the sources said. "Hamas' roadmap for the prisoner exchange deal is for it to take place over two phases, but the deal is stuck," they added.