The Egyptian delegation arrived on the morning of 16 July in the Gaza strip. The purpose of the visit was the implementation of the agreements on ensuring security on the border with Egypt and the negotiations on the extension activities of the Rafah crossing point and shipping sector is fuel.
Lately there has been a significant rapprochement between Hamas, controlling Gaza, with Egypt. From the beginning of June the delegation of the Palestinian Islamists have twice visited Cairo to discuss as a General policy, and specific issues such as border security.
Along it will create 100-foot buffer area, and a paved highway patrol. The border will be equipped with surveillance cameras and other electronic means, observation towers and floodlights.
The question of the establishment of relations with Egypt in his first speech as the head of the Hamas political Bureau affected by Ismail Haniyeh. He stressed that the Cairo delegation of the movement met with Muhammad Dahlan head of the security services sector to the coup by Hamas in 2007.
Egypt seeks to attract the disgraced leader of Fatah and the main enemy of the President of the Palestinian national authority Mahmoud Abbas to the governance of Gaza. Haniyeh said it would be proof of the government of national unity is valid only under the control of Hamas.