For the first time after the overthrow of the «Muslim brotherhood» in Egypt sent an official delegation of the terrorist group Hamas. During the rule of Muhammad Mursi, the Palestinian Islamists called themselves the offshoot of this movement.
The delegation arrived in Egypt on 12 March, included 12 people, and is headed by the Deputy Chairman of the political Bureau Mahmoud al-Zahar. As an official goal, declared in the investigation of the murder of the General Prosecutor of Egypt Hisham Barakat.
March 6, interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar stated that the perpetrators of the murder were trained in the camps of Hamas in Gaza, then the Palestinian group brought the militants to the territory of Egypt. This information has been obtained from the arrested members of a terrorist cell.
However, it is anticipated that the negotiations will be discussed a much broader range of issues. The most burning of them is the mode of operation of the checkpoint «Rafah» and the easing of restrictions on shipping in the sector of goods and cargo.
«We strive to ensure the security and stability of Egypt. The purpose of the arrival of the delegation to open a new page in bilateral relations,» said a spokesman for the group, Sami Abu Zuhri.
Egypt holds Hamas significant part of the responsibility for the destabilization of the situation in the Sinai Peninsula. In 2014 combat wing group was recognized by Cairo as a terrorist organization. However, the decision to admit such, Hamas was generally cancelled in a judicial order.