Egypt’s Al-Sisi directs efforts to resolve prisoners issue between Israel, Palestine

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FILE PHOTO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. /VCG

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has directed efforts and meetings to take place between Israel and the Palestinian Resistance Movement, Hamas, to resolve the issue of prisoners and missing persons.

FILE PHOTO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. /VCG

Al-Sisi asserted Egypt’s support for the efforts in a message conveyed to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by Chief of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service (GIS) Abbas Kamel.

The two sides agreed to hold a Palestinian reconciliation conference in Cairo to unify their stance.

Al-Sisi dispatched a high-level security delegation to Israel and the Palestinian territories, to discuss means to firm up a ceasefire with Palestinian factions.

The delegation will also tackle efforts of rebuilding the Gaza Strip, and reaching a comprehensive de-escalation in the West Bank and the besieged enclave.

The President also wants the delegation to advance efforts to end the Palestinian division, stressing the importance of taking the necessary measures to ensure that escalation between Israel and Palestine does not recur.

The delegation is also expected to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian officials in Gaza, and Hamas leadership.

(With input from agencies)

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