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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Report: Egypt refuses Hamas request for consulate in Gaza

The (anti-Hamas) Palestine Press Agency reports:

Informed sources said the Hamas delegation to Cairo were told of the absolute rejection of the request made by the Hamas to opening a representation office for the Arab Republic of Egypt in the Gaza Strip.

The sources said the shock hit a delegation of Hamas after the rejection, as they expected the approval...

The sources said that the Egyptian side emphasized that they would not help foster the continued division [between the PA and Hamas].
It appears that while the new Egypt is more conciliatory towards Hamas, they are not willing to throw the PA under a bus as Hamas expected.