Report: Mashaal, Abbas to visit Gaza

By REUTERS
January 23, 2012 04:15




Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal is planning a trip to the Gaza Strip along with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, pan-Arab newspaper Al Hayat reported Monday.

Mashaal requested from Egypt during his recent trip there to allow his passage to Gaza through the Rafah crossing, a "reliable Palestinian source" told the London-based daily. The Rafah crossing is the only land crossing in and out of Gaza not abutting Israel.

The source did not give a precise date for the visit, saying it would occur at the "appropriate time" because of the "sensitivity of the visit," according to the newspaper.


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