Qatar-based Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of Hamas, has arrived in Egypt to engage in discussions focused on brokering a ceasefire in Gaza and exploring possibilities for a prisoner exchange with Israel, as stated in an official announcement from the Palestinian group.
Haniyeh is set to lead a “high-level” Hamas delegation during the talks in Egypt. Scheduled meetings include discussions with Abbas Kamel, the head of Egyptian intelligence, among others, according to a source disclosed on Tuesday.
The primary agenda of the talks, conducted under a veil of anonymity due to the lack of authorization to discuss the visit, centers around “halting the aggression and conflict to facilitate the development of an agreement for the release of prisoners and the termination of the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip.”
The visit signifies a diplomatic effort to address the ongoing conflict, emphasizing the need for a peaceful resolution and potential steps toward easing tensions in the region.