Egypt pressured Israel not to assassinate Ismail Haniyeh

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 27, 2011 14:54

Israel planned to assassinate Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh following the Eilat terrorist attacks, but canceled those plans at Egypt's request, Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Saturday.

According to the report, Egypt, with the assistance of the Palestinian Authority, also pressured the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement and Palestinian Resistance Committees not to escalate tensions and to allow the situation to return to a state of calm.


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