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15 July 2024

Egypt agrees Abbas control over Gaza border: Palestinians

By Agencies

Egypt has agreed to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's plan to assume control of Gaza's crossing with Egypt, excluding Hamas Islamists who rule the territory, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said on Sunday.

"It was agreed with Egypt that the way to end the border crisis is by implementing the 2005 border agreement and the renewed control of the Palestinian presidential guards of the Rafah crossing,"

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al Malki told Reuters from Cairo.

The Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers rejected the agreement and said it was holding its own talks with Cairo.

"We have our own vision of how the crossing will be run and we will present our vision to our Egyptian brothers," Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters. (Reuters)