Hamas delegation heads to Cairo seeking Israel ceasefire

March 11, 2012 09:55

A Hamas delegation headed by Hamas co-founder and leader Mahmoud Zahar headed to Cairo on Saturday, the Palestinian News Network reported.

The Hamas mission was headed to Cairo amid the ongoing escalation of violence between terrorists in Gaza and the IDF, which assassinated a number of terrorist leaders in the Gaza Strip over the weekend.

The delegation is seeking support from Egypt to obtain a comprehensive and immediate ceasefire, according to the report. Hamas is having trouble reigning in terrorist groups Islamic Jihad and the Palestinian Resistance Committees, according to the report, which were largely responsible for the rocket salvos fired at Israel since Friday.

Hamas has contacted Egypt in the last few days hoping that the country - which often acts as an intermediary between Israel and the Gaza-ruling Islamist group - can pressure Israel into restoring calm, according to the report.

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