Latest Developments in Hamas Cairo Talks: Sources
Hamas pledged to uphold the calm in the Gaza Strip as long as the Israeli occupation maintains it, sources told Al Mayadeen.
Progress has been made between Hamas and the concerned Egyptian officials in Cairo, sources told Al Mayadeen.
According to the sources, 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 set two conditions for upholding the state of calm:
- The vehicles of the Israeli Occupation Forces do not encroach on the Palestinian territories on the eastern borders of Gaza
- The Israeli occupation stops opening fire on Palestinian farmers
Hamas also underscored freedom of movement in the so-called buffer zone along the Gaza Strip's borders.
Hamas 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.
The ball is in the occupation's court, and the Egyptian intelligence pledged to work hard on knowing "Israel's" stance.
The Cairo talks also saw the two parties agreeing to expedite the reconstruction process in the Gaza Strip.
Two days ago, a Hamas delegation headed by Ismail Haniyeh met with the Director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate, Abbas Kamel. The two parties discussed prisoners and administrative detainees. They also stressed the Egyptian role in reaching a prisoner swap deal.
There is progress in the negotiations between Hamas and the Egyptians on the ceasefire agreement in Gaza, a Hamas source told Al Mayadeen Tuesday.