Hamas chief Ismail Haneyya met on Tuesday with an Egyptian senior security delegation headed by the Egyptian intelligence officer in charge of the Palestinian file Ahmad Abdel-Khaliq.
According to Haneyya’s office, the two sides discussed ways to end the more than a decade long siege imposed by Israel on Gaza’s two million people.
Following the meeting, the Egyptian delegation visited al-Shifa Hospital to call on a child who had fallen when the Egyptian envoy’s motorcade passed nearby.
The Egyptian envoy had entered the blockaded Gaza Strip earlier Tuesday through the Israeli-controlled Beit Hanun (Erez) border-crossing.
The visit came few hours after a military escalation by the Israeli army against the besieged coastal enclave that killed three children.