Palestine

Abu Marzouk leaves Gaza Tuesday heading to Cairo

Abu Marzouk leaves Gaza Tuesday heading to CairoDr. Mousa Abu Marzouk, political bureau member of Hamas and head of its reconciliation delegation, is to leave the Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning heading back to Cairo.

Dr. Basem Naim, the advisor to Gaza premier Ismail Haneyya for foreign affairs, told the government news agency Ray on Monday that preparations were being made for the travel of Dr. Abu Marzouk to the Egyptian capital. He did not give reasons for the departure.

An official Palestinian source had earlier revealed to the PIC that PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas has delayed formation of the unity government till after the Egyptian presidential elections.

He did not disclose further details about this issue.

Meanwhile, political analyst Adnan Abu Amer told the PIC that he expected declaration of the new government after the Egyptian presidential elections.

He said that the PA wished to accord the new Egyptian regime an important regional accomplishment at the onset of its rule namely achieving Palestinian reconciliation and hosting the declaration of the new government in Cairo.

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