A day after the formation of Palestinian reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah, Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar told Channel 10 News that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas only heard about the consolidation of the agreement until after it was closed with the Egyptians. He also claimed that Israeli intelligence was surprised by the move.
"Your intelligence is worthless", Zahar said. "We were in Cairo last month and then I returned to Gaza then Damascus and from there we went to Cairo."
"In Cairo, we met the Egyptian foreign minister and intelligence personnel and even with people in Egypt's military council, he explained. "We discussed all these issues and which were the right tools to implement them."